sodium phosphate glass

noun

Definition of sodium phosphate glass

: any of various usually water-soluble glassy substances that in many cases approximate a sodium metaphosphate in composition but are held to be mixtures of sodium polyphosphates and that are used chiefly as sequestering agents in water treatment, as deflocculating agents, and in protecting metals from corrosion especially : sodium metaphosphate sense 2a

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“Sodium phosphate glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20phosphate%20glass. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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