Alternate Names: Washing Soda, Hydrous Sodium Carbonate
|Materials||Sodium Carbonate Heptahydrate|
Materials used to control slurry properties of glazes and slips (vicosity, specific gravity).
Generic materials are those with no brand name. Normally they are theoretical, the chemistry portrays what a specimen would be if it had no contamination. Generic materials are helpful in educational situations where students need to study material theory (later they graduate to dealing with real world materials). They are also helpful where the chemistry of an actual material is not known. Often the accuracy of calculations is sufficient using generic materials.
|Hazards||Sodium Carbonate Toxicology|
|Frit Softening Point||34C D|
|Density (Specific Gravity)||1.44|