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Borax is a salt (ionic compound), a hydrated borate of sodium, with chemical formula Na2H20B4O17 often written Na2B4O7·10H2O. It is a colorless crystalline solid, that dissolves in water to make a basic solution. It is commonly available in powder or granular form, and has many industrial and household uses, including as a pesticide, as a metal soldering flux, as a component of glass, enamel, and pottery glazes, for tanning of skins and hides, for artificial aging of wood, as a preservative against wood fungus, and as a pharmaceutic alkalizer. In chemical laboratories, it is used as a buffering agent.   Wikipedia

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borax | boric acid (h2b4o7), disodium salt | disodium borate, heptahydrate | disodium borate, monohydrate | komex | monosodium metaborate | na(2)b(4)o(7) decahydrate | sodium borate | sodium borate decahydrate | sodium borate (nabo2) | sodium diborate | sodium metaborate | sodium meta borate | sodium tetraborate

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