sodium sulfate

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Scope note
A sodium compound which in its anhydrous form occurs in nature as a chemical precipitate found in the minerals thenardite and mirabilite. It may also be obtained synthetically by mixing sodium chloride and sulfuric acid. As a solid or powder, sodium sulphate is used in the manufacture of various products. In conservation science it is addressed as an agent of salt damage to stone.
sodium sulfate
Accepted term: 20-May-2024