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What is Sodium Choloride Sulphate?

(12 Posts)
NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 08:00:27

Thanks in advance

Twiglett Thu 27-Sep-07 08:06:32

'sodium chloride' is common salt

don't know what 'sodium chloride sulphate' is though but sulphates are commonly found in stuff too

awaits knowledgeable people

DaisyMOO Thu 27-Sep-07 08:12:22

I don't think there's any such thing as sodium chloride sulphate (I'm going to be proved wrong now, aren't I? blush)

bubbalootie Thu 27-Sep-07 08:12:41

sodium sulphate is used in detergents

bubbalootie Thu 27-Sep-07 08:13:26

I agree daisymoo (I am a chemist!)

DaisyMOO Thu 27-Sep-07 08:15:34

I must remember more Chemistry A Level than I thought then shock

bubbalootie Thu 27-Sep-07 08:19:11

NAB3 where did you find this interesting chemical name? I might be able to help more then.

BadKitten Thu 27-Sep-07 09:55:28

Maybe its Sodium Laureth sulphate you're thinking of? if so - its a surfactant. That means it reduces surface tension so allowing the substance to foam. (well thats how I understand it anyway!)

NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 11:10:20

blush BadKitten that is what I meant.

EmsMum Thu 27-Sep-07 11:13:43

And if you really want to know more:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_laureth_sulfate

well you did ask! grin

Wikipedia is quite good for general science questions (even if some of its other info can be dubious)

wildpatch Thu 27-Sep-07 11:16:17

NaCl is sodium chloride
SO4 9thats supposed to be litte 4) is the sulphate ion. it cant be stuck on to plain ole NaCl as that already has a zero charge.
so basically, youve got the tname wrong. grin

NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 12:46:45

Sodium laureth sulphate.

Thanks all.

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