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Sodium Carbonate (Na2CO3) is a whitish, nontoxic powder with a molecular weight of 106.00 that melts at 1098 K and has a specific gravity of 2.53. It is soluble in water and it readily incorporates water molecules to form a number of crystalline forms (monohydrate, peroxide, sal soda). The common name for this chemical is soda ash.

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