Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate

by OLIVIA KINSEY

Chemical Formula

Na2B4O7 · 10H2O

Uses

  • Helps preserve flowers
  • Can help with cleaning cookware
  • Minimize odor in your cat's litter box

Chemical and Physical Properties

  • Boiling Point: 1,575 degrees Celsius/Melting 743 degrees Celsius
  • Odorless
  • White in color in the pure form

Interesting Facts

  • Was discovered in 1881 in Death Valley
  • Borax acts by raising pH levels of water closer to neutral, basically Borax softens water
  • When set on fire it burns a bright green

common name: BORAX !!

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