a white, hygroscopic powder, C 2 H 5 ONa, that is decomposed by water into sodium hydroxide and alcohol: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
noun 1. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, NaF, used chiefly in the fluoridation of water, as an insecticide, and as a rodenticide. sodium fluoride n. A colorless crystalline salt used in fluoridation of water, in treatment of tooth decay, and as an insecticide and a disinfectant. sodium fluoride A colorless, crystalline salt used to […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. monosodium glutamate. monosodium glutamate noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 5 H 8 NNaO 4 ⋅H 2 O, used to intensify the flavor of foods. monosodium glutamate /ˌmɒnəʊˈsəʊdɪəm/ noun 1. a white crystalline substance, the sodium salt of glutamic acid, that has little flavour itself but enhances the flavour […]
[hek-suh-met-uh-fos-feyt] /ˌhɛk səˌmɛt əˈfɒs feɪt/ noun 1. See under Calgon. Trademark. 1. a brand of sodium phosphate glass (sodium hexametaphosphate) soluble in water: used as a water-softening agent. noun 1. trademark a chemical compound, sodium hexametaphosphate, with water-softening properties, used in detergents
noun, Chemistry. 1. sodium bisulfate. sodium bisulfate noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless crystalline compound, NaHSO 4 , soluble in water: used in dyeing, in the manufacture of cement, paper, soap, and an acid-type cleaner.