In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For example, sodium oxide dissolved in water yields sodium hydroxide, or lye.
- Chemistry fans take note: lye is also called caustic soda and sodium hydroxide, but most people just call it lye.
- Other household items carried by the stores on wheels included washing powder, liniments, salve, and lye used for making soap.
- Sodium hydroxide, NaOH, also known as lye and caustic soda, is one of the most important of all industrial chemicals.
- The catalyst is usually a base, either lye (which is NaOH) or potassium hydroxide.
- One member created an alternative cement for the concrete floor of our sauna, using fly ash (from coal burning plants, not waste dumps!), citric acid, lye, and borax.
- It's important to avoid conventional oven cleaners; they contain lye and ammonia, which can damage your respiratory tract if inhaled.
- To make the Biodiesel, we heated the oil, then mixed in a measured solution of methanol and lye.
- Technically detergents are called ‘Synthetic Detergents’ as they are not made from fats and lye from which soap is made.
- Because soap is made primarily from a caustic blend of boiled animal fat, lye and soda, it is highly alkaline.
- One of the most popular dishes is lutefisk, stockfish softened in a solution of lye.
- One involves a chemical reaction: Mix the oil with methanol and lye, and you get a stable, vegetable-based fuel called biodiesel.
- I set to work scrubbing on my green hair with the strongest lye soap, hoping for positive results.
- In oven cleaners, lye and sodium hydroxide can burn skin, eyes, and the respiratory tract.
- From the age of 15 or so, I would have my hair straightened with such hair-loving products as lye and perm solution.
- Most conventional whitening toothpastes use sodium or potassium hydroxides, also known as lye, which is considered a poison by the Food and Drug Administration.
- If more alkalinity was needed, then borax, sodium metaborate, sodium carbonate, or even lye were used.
- When you mix ten parts oil with one part of methanol and a pinch of lye (the catalyst), the mixture settles out into about ten parts biodiesel and one part glycerine.
- Make soap using lye (from hardwood ash) and animal fat.
- I told him about the time that Mother almost burned herself with lye from the soap we were making.
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