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Borax

Borax

a white or gray crystalline salt, with a slight alkaline taste, used as a flux, in soldering metals, making enamels, fixing colours on porcelain, and as a soap. It occurs native in certain mineral springs, and is made from the boric acid of hot springs in Tuscany. It was originally obtained from a lake in Thibet, and was sent to Europe under the name of tincal. Borax is a pyroborate or tetraborate of sodium, Na2B4O7.10H2O. Borax bead.

(Science: chemistry) see bead.

Origin: oe. Boras, fr. F. Borax, earlier spelt borras; cf. LL. Borax, sp. Borraj; all fr. Ar. Brag, fr. Pers. Brah.


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Re: Borax Crystals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borax http://chemistry.about.com/od/howthingsworkfaqs/a/howboraxworks.htm http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-borax.htm I'm doing that project myself and it's due friday for me. don't sweat it 8)

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by kwhit2
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:16 am
 
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Borax Crystals

k this is not helping me i am in grade six and science fair is in two days and i need info on borax crytals an dhow they form i don't need the chemistry i need to knw how they form thats all :( :( :(

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by yabba
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:37 pm
 
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Wow, thx a lot for your answer, it was GREAT! :mrgreen:

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by 2shoes
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:03 pm
 
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I think what you are asking, then, is how do crystals form. The physics of crystal formation is essentially the same, whether you're talking about borax crystals in a classroom, or mineral crystallization in molten rock, or stalagmite/stalagtite formation in caves, or protein crystallization in ...

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by blcr11
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:05 pm
 
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Borax Crystals

Hi, i am doing a lab with borax crystals but i have no clue on chemistry behind borax crystals. Does anyone know the chemistry behind how borax crystals formation. My teacher gave me this lab from : http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/boraxsnowflake.htm ...

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by 2shoes
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:16 pm
 
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