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 »

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 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 »

Colloid chemistry is vitally important to many industrial processes such as the manufacture of paint, paper, ceramics, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, foods and composites, according to Columbia University. Colloids are hete... More »

According to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, pentane is an organic liquid used as an ingredient for petrol fuel and as a solvent. This chemical has some pollutant properties, but it is widely used in indust... More »

Ethane is used in the production of ethylene for making plastics, anti-freeze and detergents; it's a ripening agent for foods, a refrigerant, a substance in producing welding gas and a primary ingredient in mustard gas. ... More »

Sodium hydroxide is used in drain and oven cleaners, chemical manufacturing, oil refining, hydraulic fracturing, water treatment and metal processing. It is also commonly used in the manufacture of fabric, plastic wrap, ... More »