Sodium Silicate Solution, 5 Gal. For Sale
Water glass is a clear, colourless liquid made of sodium silicate. used in waterproofing, adhesives, detergents, and soaps. used on occasion to stop minor leaks or cracks in the cooling system.
Physical and Chemical Properties of Sodium Silicate
28% silica and 9% sodium oxide make up 37% weight of sodium silicate.
Water: 63% of the total.
Looks like a thick liquid.
Clear to muddy white is the colour.
Odour: A musty or odourless smell.
Approximately 11.3 pH
1.39 g/cm3 (20°C), 41°B, 11.62 lbs/gal; specific gravity
Water solubility: miscible.
52-55 gallon drums are the largest drum size that sodium silicate is offered in. (Cat. No. : NC-11830).
To order drums, call 1-800-372-6726 during regular business hours. High quality sand and sodium carbonate (soda ash) are melted together in high temperature furnaces to create sodium silicate. The end result is a powdered silicate that dissolves in water and is known as water glass or sodium silicate solution. Chemically, sodium silicate solution is made up of water-soluble sodium oxide and silica in a weight-to-weight ratio. Our sodium silicate has a weight ratio of 3.22 (SiO2:Na2O), which translates into a solution that is roughly 37.5% sodium silicate by weight in water. The breakdown of this ratio is 28.7% silica (SiO2) to 8.9% sodium oxide (Na2O).