Borates are found in products that contain a chemical called
borax. The most popular of these products is 20 Mule Team Borax.
This product can be found in grocery stores. Borax can be used to
kill destructive insects in the home.
When heated borax undergoes various transitions,first it loses
water molecules and swells,then it turns into a transparent liquid
solidifying to for a glass like structure called borax beads.
Na2B4O7.10H20 -->heating Na2B4O7 -->heating 2NaBO2 +
BORAX SODIUM BORIC
* Anhydrous borax (Na2B4O7) * Borax pentahydrate (Na2B4O7·5H2O)
* Borax decahydrate (Na2B4O7·10H2O) Borax is generally described as
Na2B4O7·10H2O. However, it is better formulated as
Na2[B4O5(OH)4]·8H2O, borax contains the [B4O5(OH)4]2