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so'dium sil'icate

any of several clear, white, or greenish water-soluble compounds of formulas varying in ratio from Na2O·3.75SiO2 to 2Na2O·SiO2: used chiefly in dyeing, printing, and fireproofing textiles and in the manufacture of paper products and cement. Also called liquid glass, water glass.

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sodium salicylatesodium sulfate
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