Common name for sodium hydroxide used prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). It was also called lye.
Synonyms and Related Terms
lye; sodium hydroxide
S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.
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