Glauber's salt


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salt

 [sawlt]
1. any compound of a base and an acid.
3. in the plural, a saline cathartic.
bile s's glycine or taurine conjugates of bile acids, which are formed in the liver and secreted in the bile. They are powerful detergents that break down fat globules, enabling them to be digested.
buffer salt a salt in the blood that is able to absorb slight excesses of acid or alkali with little or no change in the hydrogen ion concentration.
Epsom salt magnesium sulfate.
Glauber's salt sodium sulfate.
oral rehydration s's (ORS) a dry mixture of sodium chloride, potassium chloride, dextrose, and either sodium citrate or sodium bicarbonate; dissolved in water for use in oral rehydration therapy.
smelling s's aromatic ammonium carbonate, a stimulant and restorative.

Glauber's salt

(glou′bərz)
n.
A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2SO4·10H2O, used in paper and glass manufacturing and as a cathartic and diuretic.
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The salt hydrates that were tested (Glauber's salt and sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate) showed supercooling during DSC testing, which is a common phenomenon for these materials (Sandnes, 2006).
The softer feel comes from the salts being present in the water: Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) and Glauber's salts (sodium sulfate-decahydrate) form.