In general, soda ash is white powder and strong electrolyte. It is soluble in water and has the general property of salt. It is a weak acid salt, slightly soluble in anhydrous ethanol and insoluble in propanol. After dissolving in water, hydrolysis occurs, making the solution alkaline and corrosive. It can decompose at high temperature to form sodium oxide and carbon dioxide. Long term exposure to air can absorb air. It is an important organic chemical raw material, mainly used in the production of flat glass, glass products and ceramic glaze. It is also widely used in daily life washing, acid neutralization and food processing. Soda ash is one of the important basic chemical raw materials and a popular chemical product for import and export. Soda ash and other food additives, which are often used in food processing, have been proved to be safe by scientific experiments.
The main use of soda ash is an important chemical basic raw material, its common name: block alkali, stone alkali, soluble in water, its aqueous solution is alkaline. The form of soda is colorless crystal. The crystal water is unstable and easy to be weathered. Therefore, in general, it is white powder, strong electrolyte, and has the general property and thermal stability of salt. Storage and transportation characteristics: store in a cool and ventilated warehouse. Keep away from fire and heat source. It should be stored separately from acids and avoid mixed storage. It is strictly forbidden to mix with acids, edible chemicals, etc. During transportation, it should be protected from sunlight, rain and high temperature.
Soda ash is used to make sodium bichromate, sodium nitrate, sodium fluoride, sodium bicarbonate, borax and trisodium phosphate in chemical industry. In metallurgical industry, it is used as smelting flux, flotation agent for mineral processing, and desulfurizer for steelmaking and antimony smelting. It is used as a softener in printing and dyeing industry. Leather industry is used for degreasing raw leather, neutralizing chrome tanning leather and improving the alkalinity of chrome tanning liquor. It is also used in the production of synthetic detergent additive sodium tripolyphosphate and other sodium phosphate salts. Food grade soda ash is used to produce monosodium glutamate and pasta.