Caustic soda is an inorganic compound that is a metallic base neutralized by acidic substances. The chemical name for caustic soda is sodium hydroxide, and it has the chemical formula NaOH. It is also known as lye. More »

Caustic soda is a strong base made via the electrolysis of salt water and used in detergents, drain cleaners and other products. Caustic soda is also known as sodium hydroxide, and its chemical formula is NaOH. More »

Caustic soda, or sodium hydroxide, is used in the manufacture of plastic wrap, soap and paper and is the major ingredient in most oven cleaners and liquid drain cleaners. In chemical manufacturing, it is used in metal pr... More »

In the event of a hydrochloric acid spill, baking soda is poured on the acid to prevent damage to surfaces. Baking soda is a weak base; when added to hydrochloric acid, it causes a neutralization reaction so the hydrochl... More »

One method for neutralizing large ammonia spills utilizes a combination of aqueous hydrochloric acid, sodium bicarbonate, clay cat litter, sand and water. A simple method to neutralize smaller amounts of ammonia uses sod... More » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures

A mixture is the result of combining two or more substances that do not react chemically. In order for a solution or combination to be labelled as a mixture, it must be possible to separate the individual components thro... More »

A mixture is formed when two or more substances are physically mixed together. A compound is formed when two or more substances are chemically combined through a chemical reaction. The components of a mixture can be sepa... More »