Borax Pentahydrate, is commonly available in powder or granular form. It dissolves in water to make a basic, aqueous solution. Borax is soluble and has many industrial and household applications as a component in a wide range of products.
Usage of Borax Pentahydrate:
Household products, pH buffer, Co-complexing agent, Water-softening agent, Flux, Small-scale gold mining, Flubber and Food additive.
Applications include as a pesticide; metal soldering; glaze and enamel manufacturing; tanning of skins and hides; artificial aging of wood; as a preservative against wood fungus; analytical chemistry as a buffering agent; and pharmaceutic aid as an alkalizer.
Borax decahydrate, Sodium borate decahydrate, Sodium tetraborate decahydrate
White, crystalline solid
1.73 g/cm3 (decahydrate, solid)