- a mixture of sodium hydroxide and calcium hydroxide.
Origin of soda lime
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for soda lime
Its color is greenish blue in potash-lime glass, bluish green in soda-lime glass, and yellowish green in lead glass.
It produces a violet-blue in potash-lime and soda-lime glasses and a blue in lead glasses.
Nickel produces an amethyst color in potash-lime glass, a reddish brown in soda-lime glass, and a purple in lead glass.
It produces an amethyst color in potash-lime glass and reddish violet in soda-lime and lead glasses.
Venetian glass is a soda-lime glass; Bohemian glass is a potash-lime glass.
- a solid mixture of sodium and calcium hydroxides used to absorb carbon dioxide and to dry gases
- A mixture of calcium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide used to absorb carbon dioxide in rebreathing apparatus and in anesthesia circuits.
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