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Borax vs. Molecule

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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.

Moleculenoun

(chemistry) The smallest particle of a specific element or compound that retains the chemical properties of that element or compound; two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds.

‘Hydrogen chloride is a diatomic molecule, consisting of a hydrogen atom and a chlorine atom.’;

Boraxnoun

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

Moleculenoun

A tiny amount.

Boraxadjective

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

Moleculenoun

One of the very small invisible particles of which all ordinary matter is supposed to consist.

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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.

Moleculenoun

The smallest part of any substance which possesses the characteristic properties and qualities of that substance, and which can exist alone in a free state.

Boraxnoun

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

Moleculenoun

A group of atoms so united and combined by chemical affinity that they form a complete, integrated whole, being the smallest portion of any particular compound that can exist in a free state; as, a molecule of water consists of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Cf. Atom.

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.

Moleculenoun

(physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

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Boraxnoun

good-natured teasing or ridicule; banter

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

Moleculenoun

(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

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.

Molecule

A molecule is an electrically neutral group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds. Molecules are distinguished from ions by their lack of electrical charge.

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