Also called Caustic Soda and substitutes for Red Devil Lye, sodium hydroxide is a white deliquescent solid soluble in water, alcohol and glycerol. It has uses in multiple manufacturing processes.
In the lab, sodium hydroxide is often used as a base for titrations, a method of determining the concentration of an acidic solution by slowly adding a base until the acid is neutralized. It can also be used to adjust the pH of a solution, dissolve certain types of organic compounds, and prepare certain types of compounds.
Sodium hydroxide is a key ingredient in the production of soap, and it is used to saponify fats and oils in the soap-making process. Saponification is the chemical reaction that occurs when sodium hydroxide reacts with fats and oils to produce soap and glycerol.
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