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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 processing, oil refining and water treatment. Comm...


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.


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.


Sulfuric acid is one example of a caustic substance. Ingesting caustic substances can result in serious injuries and can even be fatal in extreme cases.


Soda in both regular and diet varieties is associated with many risks to human health; it is linked to kidney damage, cancer, obesity and high blood pressure. Some studies suggest that drinking diet soda also increases the risk of stroke, according to WebMD.


Most types of regular sodas contain high amounts of sugar and caffeine. Diet soda replaces the sugar with artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame. All soda contains carbon acids and phosphorus.


The surface area of a soda can is calculated by measuring the height and the diameter. With these two known results, the area is calculated using 2πr2 for the ends of the can and πd for the circumference of the can multiplied by the height.