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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a mixture of caustic soda and quicklime, used chiefly for nitrogen determinations in organic analysis.

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  • Up until 1998, Pyrex was also made from borosilicate glass, but is now made with soda-lime glass, a glass that is already used in the manufacture of many food and beverage products, as well as for windows.

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  • Roman glassware provides some of the best available evidence that types of soda-lime glass are not fluid, even after nearly 2000 years.

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  • Usually there were other impurities which made it softer than modern soda-lime glass.

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  • In the case of modern soda-lime glass, a quick cooling will produce a glass transition at about 550° C.

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  • It may be based on boro-silicate or soda-lime glass with other metallic oxides added to improve its thermal and optical properties.

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  • ~ Methane is prepared in the laboratory by heating sodium or calcium acetate with soda-lime.

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  • Equal weights of fused sodium acetate and soda-lime are thoroughly dried, then mixed and placed in a good-sized, hard-glass test tube fitted with a one-holed stopper and delivery tube.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • I did think of killing it, and, on the whole, I rather wish that I had at any rate attempted slaughter, -- there were dozens of things, lying ready to my hand, any one of which would have severely tried its constitution; -- but, on the spur of the moment, the only method of taking it alive which occurred to me, was to pop over it a big tin canister which had contained soda-lime.

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  • The method of determining the water-vapor and carbon dioxide in the residual air is extremely simple, in that a definite volume of air is caused to pass over sulphuric acid and soda-lime contained in U-tubes.

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  • However, the important point to be noted is that whatever fluctuations in composition of the residual air were noted by the soda-lime method, similar fluctuations of a corresponding size were recorded by the volumetric analysis with the Sondén apparatus.

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  • Historically, the most common form of glass, soda-lime glass (sometimes called soft glass contains three major compounds in varying proportions; usually the makeup is silica (60 to 75 percent), soda (12 to 18 percent), and lime (5 to 12 percent). Soda-lime glass is relatively light; when heated, it remains workable over a wide range of temperatures, so it's useful for elaborate glassworking designs and techniques. In contrast, see borosilicate or hard glass.

    November 9, 2007