[met-uh-ahr-suh-nahyt] /ˌmɛt əˈɑr səˌnaɪt/
[met-uh-sil-i-kit, -keyt] /ˌmɛt əˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, granular sodium silicate, Na 2 SiO 3 , soluble in water: used in detergents and in bleaching and cleaning products.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, free-flowing, flammable powder, CH 3 ONa, decomposed by water to sodium hydroxide and methyl alcohol: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a crystalline, water-soluble compound, NaNO 3 , that occurs naturally as soda niter: used in fertilizers, explosives, and glass, and as a color fixative in processed meats. sodium nitrate noun 1. a white crystalline soluble solid compound occurring naturally as Chile saltpetre and caliche and used in matches, explosives, and rocket propellants, […]
noun 1. Chemistry. a yellowish or white crystalline compound, NaNO 2 , soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol and ether: used in the manufacture of dyes and as a color fixative. 2. Nutrition. this compound added to food as a preservative and for flavor and color, especially in pork, fish, and beef products: implicated […]