soda ash

noun

: commercial anhydrous sodium carbonate

Examples of soda ash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made from soda ash, limestone, silica, and other natural ingredients, these glass containers from Glasslock don’t contain any harmful materials, and the plastic lids are BPA-free. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 11 Jan. 2024 Add 6 teaspoons of soda ash, then close the lid and shake vigorously. Nicole Harris, Parents, 25 Aug. 2023 Alternatively, soak the T-shirt in soda ash (sodium carbonate) for better color absorption. Nicole Harris, Parents, 25 Aug. 2023 With minimal natural reserves of soda ash and a reluctance to rely on imports from the United States, China instead produces synthetic soda ash at chemical plants fueled by coal. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2023 China’s synthetic soda ash industry has a record of hazardous water pollution. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2023 Lake Natron—the breeding ground for about three quarters of the world’s population of lesser flamingos—has been threatened several times in the past decade by proposals to mine the lake for soda ash. Discover Staff, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2016 The company is the second largest soda ash producer in the world and the world leader in chromium chemicals. Judith Magyar, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 The salty material is sodium carbonate, or soda ash. John Wenz, Discover Magazine, 3 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soda ash was in 1839

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“Soda ash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soda%20ash. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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