Chemical S'more Assignment

Chemical: Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate

Common Name: Borax

Borax (Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate) is a white mineral in some alkaline salt deposits, used in making glass and ceramics.

Chemical Formula:

Na2B4O7-10H2O

3 uses of the Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate

3 Physical Properties:

1. Color - Borax can be colorless, grey, and white.

2. Tenacity - Borax is brittle.

3. Streak - The streak for Borax is white.

3 Facts of Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate (Borax):

1. The Melting Point for Borax is 1,369F (743C)

2. Borax occurs in arid regions, forming from the evaporation of saline lakes.

3. Borax has a sweetish, metallic taste and can be dissolved in water.