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Side by Side Comparison: Potassium Hydroxide and Sodium Hydroxide - Similarities, Differences and Use Cases

Posted by Noah Technologies on Jan 13, 2020 8:30:00 AM

 

 

Sometimes choosing the right chemical for your project can get tricky. The chemical world is vast and with so many similar compounds, sometimes you have a choice between a few chemicals that will work for your project. But which one will work best?

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Topics: Chemical Industry, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide

Top 3 Surprisingly Versatile Uses of Sodium Hydroxide

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 13, 2018 9:03:00 AM

 

What Is Sodium Hydroxide?

 

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) is white and odorless solid. It is a common ingredient in cleaning supplies, and perhaps most notably appears in drain and oven cleaning chemicals. Sodium hydroxide causes skin to burn upon contact and will cause irrevocable damage if ingested. (See our safety sheet on Sodium Hydroxide.) However, sodium hydroxide is FDA approved and is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). Used across a multitude of industries, some applications of sodium hydroxide include textiles, soap and cleaning products, paper, aluminum processing, petroleum, and bleach production.

 

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Topics: Sodium Hydroxide

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