Associations to the word «Sodium»


SODIUM, noun. A soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature, and a chemical element (symbol Na) with an atomic number of 11 and atomic weight of 22.98977.
SODIUM ACETATE, noun. (chemistry) The sodium salt of acetic acid.
SODIUM ALUM, noun. (mineralogy) A water-soluble mineral NaAl(SO4)2·12(H2O); a form of alum in which potassium is replaced by sodium.
SODIUM AMALGAM, noun. (chemistry) An alloy of sodium and mercury; used as a powerful reducing agent, and in certain types of sodium lamp.
SODIUM AMIDE, noun. (chemistry) A white solid, NaNH2 obtained by reacting ammonia with metallic sodium; it is used in the production of hydrazine, and indigo dyes.
SODIUM AMYTAL, noun. Amobarbital
SODIUM AZIDE, noun. (chemistry) a white, crystalline salt, NaN3; it is explosive, and is used in automobile airbags
SODIUM BENZOATE, noun. (chemistry) The sodium salt of benzoic acid.
SODIUM BICARB, noun. (informal) sodium bicarbonate.
SODIUM BICARBONATE, noun. (chemistry) A salt of sodium hydroxide and carbonic acid, NaHCO3.
SODIUM BICARBONATE, noun. This salt used in cooking as a raising agent, as an antacid, a cleaner, etc.
SODIUM BISULFITE, noun. (inorganic compound) The mono sodium salt of sulfurous acid, NaHSO3, used as a food preservative and as a reagent in organic synthesis.
SODIUM BISULPHITE, noun. (inorganic compound) (chiefly British) Alternative spelling of sodium bisulfite
SODIUM BOROHYDRIDE, noun. (chemistry) A hydrido complex, NaBH4; it is a selective reducing agent used in many industrial applications.
SODIUM CARBONATE, noun. (chemistry) A salt, Na2CO3 formally derived from sodium hydroxide and carbonic acid; it is a white powder, soluble in water, with domestic, commercial and industrial uses; it occurs naturally as natrite
SODIUM CHANNEL, noun. (biochemistry) A system of proteins that transports sodium ions through cell membranes
SODIUM CHLORIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) Chemical term for common table salt, a compound composed of equal number of sodium and chlorine atoms. Chemical formula NaCl.
SODIUM CITRATE, noun. (chemistry) The salt of sodium and citric acid with the chemical formula Na3C6H5O7 and used primarily as a food additive.
SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE, noun. (organic compound) A surfactant and stabilizer derived from coconut oil.
SODIUM COCOATE, noun. A mixture of fatty acid salts of coconut oil, used in soapmaking.
SODIUM DIPHENYLPHOSPHIDE, noun. (chemistry) A chemical compound with the formula Ph2PNa.
SODIUM ERYTHORBATE, noun. (chemistry) The sodium salt of erythorbic acid.
SODIUM FERULATE, noun. A particular kind of drug that is used to treat cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases.
SODIUM FLUORIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The salt NaF, used in the fluoridation of water
SODIUM FORMATE, noun. (chemistry) The sodium salt of formic acid; used in detergents, as a food preservative and in many industrial applications.
SODIUM GLUTAMATE, noun. Synonym of monosodium glutamate.
SODIUM GLUTAMATE, noun. Glutamates containing sodium
SODIUM HYDROGEN ARSENATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The acid sodium salt of arsenic acid, Na2HAsO4
SODIUM HYDROGEN CARBONATE, noun. Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3)
SODIUM HYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The acid sodium salt of phosphoric acid, Na2HPO4
SODIUM HYDROXIDE, noun. (chemistry) A strong, caustic alkali, NaOH, used in the manufacture of soap, detergents, paper, textiles and having many other industrial applications.
SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE, noun. (chemistry) The unstable sodium salt of hypochlorous acid, NaOCl, used as a bleach and a fungicide
SODIUM LACTATE, noun. (chemistry) The sodium salt of lactic acid; used as a food additive and ingredient in lotions etc.
SODIUM LAMP, noun. A sodium vapor lamp.
SODIUM LAMPS, noun. Plural of sodium lamp
SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE, noun. Sodium 2-[1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-undecyl-4,5-dihydroimidazol-1-ium-1-yl]acetate, an amphoacetate used in moisturizers and other skincare products.
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, noun. An ionic detergent, sodium dodecyl sulfate, used in many household products
SODIUM NITRATE, noun. (chemistry) the sodium salt of nitric acid, NaNO3; used as a food preservative, and as an oxidizing agent in explosives etc.
SODIUM NITRITE, noun. (chemistry) The sodium salt of nitrous acid, NaNO2; used as a food preservative and in many industrial applications.
SODIUM PICOSULFATE, noun. A contact laxative used as a treatment for constipation or to prepare the large bowel before colonoscopy or surgery.
SODIUM PUMP, noun. (biochemistry) The transport of sodium ions across biological membranes using the metabolic energy of ATP.
SODIUM SOAP, noun. Any soap made by the reaction of fat with sodium hydroxide
SODIUM SORBATE, noun. (chemistry) The sodium salt of sorbic acid.
SODIUM STEARATE, noun. (chemistry) The sodium salt of stearic acid; a constituent of soap.
SODIUM STIBOGLUCONATE, noun. An injectable medicine used to treat leishmaniasis.
SODIUM SULFATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The sodium salt of sulfuric acid, Na2SO4; it is a mild laxative (as Glauber's salt), and is used in the manufacture of paper, detergents and many other products.
SODIUM SULFITE, noun. (chemistry) The sodium salt of sulfurous acid, Na2SO3, used as a food preservative, in photography and in many industrial applications.
SODIUM SULPHATE, noun. Alternative spelling of sodium sulfate
SODIUM SULPHITE, noun. (chiefly British) Alternative spelling of sodium sulfite
SODIUM TALLOWATE, noun. The saponified product of tallow, used in soapmaking.
SODIUM THIOPENTAL, noun. (pharmaceutical drug) The drug phenobarbitone.
SODIUM THIOSULFATE, noun. Alternative form of sodium thiosulphate
SODIUM THIOSULPHATE, noun. An inorganic compound that is typically available as the pentahydrate, Na2S2O3·5H2O. It is used in iodometry, photographic processing, gold extraction, etc.
SODIUM VAPOR LAMP, noun. A street lamp in which electricity is passed through sodium vapour to emit a yellow light.
SODIUM VAPOUR LAMP, noun. Alternative spelling of sodium vapor lamp

Dictionary definition

SODIUM, noun. A silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt).

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