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** What Is Borax? **
By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., About.com Guide
"This is a photo of natural borax crystals from California."
This is a photo of natural borax crystals from California.
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*Question: *What Is Borax?
Borax is a common household and commercial chemical. Here's a look at what
borax is, some facts about borax, borax projects and how you can get borax.
*Answer: *Borax is a natural mineral with a chemical formula NaBO
• 10HO. The IUPAC name for borax is sodium tetraborate decahydrate.
Borax also is known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate or disodium
tetraborate. It is one of the most important boron compounds.
-Where To Get Borax-
Borax is found in laundry booster, certain hand soaps and in some
toothpastes. You can order borax online or find it as one of these
products, sold at grocery stores:
· 20 Mule Team Borax (pure borax)
· Boraxo powdered hand soap
· tooth bleaching formulas (check the label for borax or sodium
Borax has many uses on its own, plus it is an ingredient in other products.
Here are some uses of borax powder and pure borax in water:
· insect killer, particularly in roach killing products and as
moth-preventative (10% solution on wool)
· laundry booster
· household cleaner
Borax is an ingredient in several other products, such as:
· buffer solutions
· flame retardants
· teeth bleaching products
· glass, ceramics and pottery
· enamel glazes
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