- Its other name is water glass
- It is prepared in many forms and is available in white crystals and as a thick solution.
- 0.4 to 600000 poise
- It does not catch fire and is nonpoisonous.
- It is prepared by heating sand and soda ash together
- Liquid Form 40 O Be , Crystal form 47O,52 O Be
- It is used in making silica gels, soap and detergents, adhesives, water treatments, textile and paper bleaching, glass foam, and pigments.