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Sodium hydroxide, also commonly termed as caustic soda, is used for many household and industrial purposes. This chemical forms a strong alkaline solution when you mix it with water. Sodium hydroxide is available in many forms including pellets, flakes, granules and as a 50% saturated solution. It is not only used for household purposes in cleaning, but also used in many industries like paper and pulp, textiles, and used in the manufacturing of soaps, detergents and cleaners. These are some of the many uses of sodium hydroxide. Read this article to know more about the benefits of Sodium Hydroxide.

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Sodium hydroxide the essential chemical

Industrial & Household uses of Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Hydroxide is a very dangerous chemical. It is also one of the strongest

alkaline and is known by the name of caustic soda. The chemical is white,

odorless as well as non-volatile in nature. The chemical is however not

flammable and is a highly reactive substance. An exothermic solution is formed

with water which evolves heat and hence may ignite combustible materials

close. The material is also highly corrosive. Pure form of this compound

appears as a white solid which is commonly available in flakes, granules and


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Sodium hydroxide the essential chemical

Industrial & Household uses of Sodium Hydroxide

The various industrial uses of Sodium Hydroxide

This form of Hydroxides is the principal of the strong base which is utilized in

the chemical industry. Sodium hydroxide in bulk is often used as an aqueous

solution as they are cheaper as well as easy to handle. They are also used for

manufacturing detergents as well as sodium salts, organic synthesis and PH


Various chemical suppliers in India deal with this compound in bulk due to

their numerous uses. Sodium hydroxide is also used for sanitizing, cleaning as

well as storing chromatography systems and media. This form of hydroxide is

used due to the following reasons:

 Efficacy

 Ease of detection

 Low cost

 Disposal

 Removal

Various pharmaceutical raw material suppliers provide this compound as

they are very useful in this field. They are mostly used for unclogging channels,

sustenance handling, PH regulator, etc. It is a general practice for in industrial

manufacturing to utilize time by adding salt to these compounds for combining

cleaning with sanitization. So, industries tend to buy them in massive quantities

from various bulk drugs manufacturers.

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Sodium hydroxide the essential chemical

Industrial & Household uses of Sodium Hydroxide

The various household uses of this compound

Two of the most common household uses of this form of Hydroxides are oven

cleaners and drain cleaners. During times when maximum pipes are clogged,

this substance is used with a mixture of fat and grease for solving the problem.

Cleaners which contain this substance either in dissolved or solid form converts

the fats into soaps, which then dissolves in water. So, when this compound

dissolves in water a considerable amount of heat is given off which will

ultimately help to melt the clog.

However, one must keep in mind that this compound is very dangerous for the

human tissue especially for the eyes. So, a person using this compound must be

very careful before using this substance. The various chemical suppliers in

India provide a set of guidelines which must be followed to avoid any damage

or accident.

This substance can be bought from various bulk drugs manufacturers. They

can also be used for cooking purposes. The uses include washing as well as

chemical peeling of vegetables and fruits. However, they are sometimes

difficult to obtain, even from big pharmaceutical raw material suppliers, so

sodium carbonate is used in their place.

Often it is seen that people are using their soak solutions as a powerful

degreaser on glass bake ware as well as stainless steel. Other than these

Surfactants can also be used along with them for stabilizing dissolved

substances as well as preventing redisposition.

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