Chemical Formula: Na2B4O7
Sodium borate decahydrate,
Sodium tetraborate decahydrate,
Borax is used in laundry detergents and bleaches.
when it reacts with water. Hydrogen peroxide acts as a bleach,
and this action is aided by the alkaline solution also produced
by the reaction.
Borax is a good buffer
, helping to keep the acidity or
alkalinity of a solution stable.
The boron (along with the oxygen and salt) in a borax solution
helps to disinfect by killing bacteria and fungi.
sodium borate: InChI=1/B4O7.2Na.10H2O/c5-1-9-3(7)11-4(8)10-2-6;;;;;;;;;;;;/h;;;10*1H2/q-2;2*+1;;;;;;;;;;
By Simon Quellen Field