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Borax vs. Flux

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Boraxnoun

A white or gray/grey crystalline salt, with a slight alkaline taste, used as a flux, in soldering metals, making enamels, fixing colors/colours on porcelain, and as a soap, etc.

Fluxnoun

The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream.

Boraxnoun

(chemistry) The sodium salt of boric acid, Na2B4O7, either anhydrous or with 5 or 10 molecules of water of crystallisation; sodium tetraborate.

Fluxnoun

A state of ongoing change.

‘The schedule is in flux at the moment.’; ‘Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux.’;

Boraxadjective

Cheap or tawdry, referring to furniture or other works of industrial design.

Fluxnoun

A chemical agent for cleaning metal prior to soldering or welding.

‘It is important to use flux when soldering or oxides on the metal will prevent a good bond.’;

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Boraxnoun

A white or gray crystalline salt, with a slight alkaline taste, used as a flux, in soldering metals, making enamels, fixing colors 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.

Fluxnoun

(physics) The rate of transfer of energy (or another physical quantity) through a given surface, specifically electric flux, magnetic flux.

‘That high a neutron flux would be lethal in seconds.’;

Boraxnoun

an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent

Fluxnoun

(archaic) A disease which causes diarrhea, especially dysentery.

Boraxnoun

a white compound which occurs as a mineral in some alkaline salt deposits and is used in making glass and ceramics, as a metallurgical flux, and as an antiseptic.

Fluxnoun

(archaic) Diarrhea or other fluid discharge from the body.

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Boraxnoun

good-natured teasing or ridicule; banter

‘they take a bit of borax, but that is part of the job’;

Fluxnoun

The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.

Borax

Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid. Powdered borax is white, consisting of soft colorless crystals that dissolve in water.

Fluxverb

(transitive) To use flux on.

‘You have to flux the joint before soldering.’;

Fluxverb

(transitive) To melt.

Fluxverb

(intransitive) To flow as a liquid.

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Fluxadjective

(uncommon) Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.

Fluxnoun

The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.

‘By the perpetual flux of the liquids, a great part of them is thrown out of the body.’; ‘Her image has escaped the flux of things,And that same infant beauty that she woreIs fixed upon her now forevermore.’; ‘Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux.’;

Fluxnoun

The setting in of the tide toward the shore, - the ebb being called the reflux.

Fluxnoun

The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.

Fluxnoun

Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite.

Fluxnoun

A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux.

Fluxnoun

The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time.

Fluxadjective

Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.

‘The flux nature of all things here.’;

Fluxverb

To affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux.

‘He might fashionably and genteelly . . . have been dueled orfluxed into another world.’;

Fluxverb

To cause to become fluid; to fuse.

Fluxverb

To cause a discharge from; to purge.

Fluxnoun

the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface

Fluxnoun

a flow or discharge

Fluxnoun

a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed

Fluxnoun

excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)

Fluxnoun

a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action;

‘the flux following the death of the emperor’;

Fluxnoun

the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle

Fluxnoun

(physics) the number of flux changes per unit area

Fluxnoun

in constant change;

‘his opinions are in flux’; ‘the newness and flux of the computer industry’;

Fluxverb

move or progress freely as if in a stream;

‘The crowd flowed out of the stadium’;

Fluxverb

become liquid or fluid when heated;

‘the frozen fat liquefied’;

Fluxverb

mix together different elements;

‘The colors blend well’;

Fluxnoun

the action or process of flowing or flowing out

‘the flux of ions across the membrane’;

Fluxnoun

the rate of flow of a fluid, radiant energy, or particles across a given area.

Fluxnoun

the amount of radiation or particles incident on an area in a given time.

Fluxnoun

the total electric or magnetic field passing through a surface.

Fluxnoun

an abnormal discharge of blood or other matter from or within the body.

Fluxnoun

diarrhoea or dysentery.

Fluxnoun

continuous change

‘since the fall of the wall Berlin has been a city in flux’; ‘the whole political system is in a state of flux’;

Fluxnoun

a substance mixed with a solid to lower its melting point, used especially in soldering and brazing metals or to promote vitrification in glass or ceramics.

Fluxnoun

a substance added to a furnace during metal-smelting or glass-making which combines with impurities to form slag.

Fluxverb

treat (a metal object) with a flux to promote melting.

Flux

Flux describes any effect that appears to pass or travel (whether it actually moves or not) through a surface or substance. A flux is a concept in applied mathematics and vector calculus which has many applications to physics.

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