Form: Solid Flakes and Pallets
Chemical Formula: NaOH
Uses: Soap Making, Liquid Cleaners Making
Storage: Store in a cool dry place. Store in an air-tight sealed container that is properly labeled. You may use plastic or stainless steel containers. Do not use tin, zinc, or aluminum. Lye reacts with these metals so they are not safe to use.
Handling: Handle with care and using proper safety gear/equipment.
Warning: Sodium hydroxide is very corrosive. It can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and mucous membrane; an allergic reaction; eye and skin burns; and temporary loss of hair.
Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye and caustic soda, is an inorganic compound with the formula NaOH. It is a white solid ionic compound consisting of sodium cations Na + and hydroxide anions OH −.
Sodium hydroxide is useful for its ability to alter fats. It is used to make soap and is the main ingredient in household products such as liquid drain cleaners.