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Sodium hydroxide (other names - caustic soda, caustic soda, caustic soda, caustic alkali) is the most common alkali, the chemical formula NaOH.
More than 57 million tons of caustic soda are produced and consumed annually in the world. Sodium hydroxide NaOH is a white solid. If you leave a piece of caustic soda in the air, then it soon spreads, as it attracts moisture from the air. Caustic soda dissolves well in water, while a large amount of heat is released.
A solution of caustic soda soaps to the touch. Caustic is used in the pulp and paper industry for delignification (sulfate process) of cellulose, in the production of paper, cardboard, artificial fibers, and wood fiber boards. For saponification of fats in the production of soap, shampoo and other detergents. In chemical industries - to neutralize acids and acid oxides, as a reagent or catalyst in chemical reactions, in chemical analysis for titration, for etching aluminum and in the production of pure metals, in oil refining - for the production of oils.
For the manufacture of biodiesel - derived from vegetable oils and used to replace conventional diesel fuel. As an agent for dissolving sewer blockages, in the form of dry granules or in gels. Sodium hydroxide disaggregates the blockage and makes it easy to move further along the pipe. In civil defense, for the degassing and neutralization of toxic substances, including sarin, in rebreathers (self-contained breathing apparatus (IDA), to clean the exhaled air from carbon dioxide.
In food preparation: for washing and peeling fruits and vegetables, in the production of chocolate and cocoa, drinks, ice cream, coloring caramel, for softening olives and giving them a black color, in the production of bakery products. Registered as a food additive E524. In cosmetology, to remove dead skin areas: warts, papillomas.