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Photographer: Mike Stroud
Taken: June 12, 2010
Caption: 20 Mule Team Wagon Train Marker
Additional Description: Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid. It is usually a white powder consisting of soft colorless crystals that dissolve easily in water.
Borax has a wide variety of uses. It is a component of many detergents, cosmetics, and enamel glazes. It is also used to make buffer solutions in biochemistry, as a fire retardant, as an anti-fungal compound for fiberglass, as an insecticide, as a flux in metallurgy, a texturing agent in cooking, and as a precursor for other boron compounds.
Submitted: June 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p113829
File Size: 0.329 Megabytes
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