1. What are Caustic Soda Pearls?
Caustic Soda Pearls are a 99% powdered form of Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), an industrial chemical with numerous applications.
2. What are Caustic Soda Pearls used for?
They are a versatile substance employed in a wide range of manufacturing processes.
- They are a component of various domestic cleaning products such as pipe and drain cleaners, oven cleaners, etc.
- They are utilized in pulping and bleaching processes in the paper industry.
- They are useful for aluminum etching, chemical analysis, and paint removal.
- They are effectively employed in the soap production process as it helps in the saponification of vegetable oils or fats used in the process.
- They play a role in the natural gas industry to produce and process petroleum products.
- In the textile industry, they are utilized in the chemical processing of cotton.
- In the gold extraction process, they are used to pickle the gold adsorbed by the activated carbon.
- They are also widely employed by food industries in the production of soft drinks, food colors, and ice cream.
3. What is the Chemical Formula of Caustic Soda Pearls?
Caustic Soda Pearls are an inorganic compound with the molecular formula of NaOH.
4. Are Caustic Soda Pearls harmful to life?
Since sodium hydroxide is highly corrosive, it can cause burning and permanent damage to any tissue it comes in contact with. Apart from that, Caustic Soda Pearls can also irritate the nose and throat, if inhaled by mistake.
5. Where are Caustic Soda Pearls found? What do Caustic Soda Pearls look like?
A 50% solution of sodium hydroxide can be produced industrially by variation of the electrolytic chloralkaline process. Evaporating water yields solid sodium hydroxide from this solution. Caustic Soda Pearls are white opaque crystals that readily absorb water from the air.
6. What are Hazardous effects of Caustic Soda Pearls?
Since the compound is a strong alkali, it can cause protein decomposition in the human body. If swallowed by mistake, it can result in inflammation of the mouth, throat, esophagus, or stomach. Hence, the allowable concentration of caustic soda dust or fog is only 2mg/ in the specified working area.
7. What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Caustic Soda Pearls?
To avoid unintended consequences, Caustic Soda Pearls must be stored and disposed of properly. When handling this chemical, care should be taken to avoid contact with eyes and skin by the use of suitable gloves and goggles.
8. What will happen if Caustic Soda Pearls are heated?
On heating, they melt directly into a solution at 13.35°C. However, a higher temperature can cause it to decompose into solid monohydrate and a liquid solution.
9. Are Caustic Soda Pearls soluble?
Sodium hydroxide is highly soluble in water. However, it is insoluble in ether and non-polar solvents and has limited solubility in polar solvents like ethanol and methanol. It should never be mixed with hot water because it causes an exothermic reaction which results in an explosion.
10. Where can I buy Caustic Soda Pearls?
They are available to be shipped in 25kg bags or 1-ton jumbo bags. We sell Sodium Hydroxide 99% to our clients worldwide in 20FT containers. Camachem has been directly exporting Caustic Soda Pearls from China to the rest of the world for over a decade.
11. How much do Caustic Soda Pearls cost?
The price of Caustic Soda Pearls is affected by the cost of raw materials used in the manufacturing process. The estimated cost per tonne is $1000.00.
12. What is PH of Caustic Soda Pearls?
Caustic Soda Pearls are one of the strongest alkaline compounds with PH values ranging from 12 to 14.
13. Is Caustic Soda Pearls an Electrolyte compound?
Because they are formed from a strong base i.e. Sodium Hydroxide, they dissociate completely in water and produce hydroxide ions, making them an excellent electrolyte.
14. Can Caustic Soda Pearls go down the drain?
Caustic soda is a highly effective drain cleaner that has a little environmental impact. However, safety precautions should be considered while draining this chemical.
15. Is Caustic Soda Pearls Acidic or Basic?
Caustic Soda Pearls are a very strong base.
16. What is difference between Caustic Soda Pearls and Caustic Soda Flakes?
The biggest difference between a caustic soda flake and a caustic soda pearl is the shape and the manufacturing process. Caustic soda pearls are comparatively bigger than caustic soda pearls and are obtained from the evaporation of liquid caustic soda.