Also called monobasic sodium phosphate. a white, crystalline, slightly hygroscopic, water-soluble powder, NaH 2 PO 4 , used chiefly in dyeing and in electroplating.
Also called dibasic sodium phosphate, disodium phosphate. a water-soluble compound that in its anhydrous form, Na 2 HPO 4 , occurring as a white, crystalline, hygroscopic powder, is used chiefly in the manufacture of ceramic glazes, enamels, baking powder, and cheeses, and that in its hydrated form, Na 2 HPO 4 ⋅xH 2 O, occurring as clear colorless crystals, is used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes, fertilizers, detergents, and pharmaceuticals.
Also called tribasic sodium phosphate, trisodium phosphate, TSP. a colorless water-soluble compound, Na 3 PO 4 ⋅12H 2 O, occurring as crystals: used chiefly in the manufacture of water-softening agents, detergents, paper, and textiles.
any sodium salt of any phosphoric acid, esp one of three salts of orthophosphoric acid having formulas NaH2PO4 (monosodium dihydrogen orthophosphate), Na2HPO4 (disodium monohydrogen orthophosphate), and Na3PO4 (trisodium orthophosphate)
noun, Chemistry. 1. a yellow-brown, water-soluble, granular powder, Na 2 S n , used chiefly in the manufacture of sulfur dyes, insecticides, and synthetic rubber.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a transparent, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 3 H 5 NaO 2 , used in foodstuffs to prevent mold growth, and in medicine as a fungicide. sodium propionate noun 1. a transparent crystalline soluble substance used as a medical fungicide and to prevent the growth of moulds, esp to retard spoilage in packed […]
noun 1. an energy-consuming mechanism in cell membranes that transports sodium ions across the membrane, in exchange for potassium ions or other substances. sodium pump n. A biologic mechanism that uses metabolic energy stored in ATP to achieve active transport of sodium ions across a membrane, such as the cell membrane or the multicellular membranes […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. borax1 .