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 for Sal soda
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sal \Sal\ (s[a^]l), n. [L. See Salt.] (Chem. & Pharm.)
     [1913 Webster]
     Sal absinthii [NL.] (Old Chem.), an impure potassium
        carbonate obtained from the ashes of wormwood ({Artemisia
     Sal acetosellae [NL.] (Old Chem.), salt of sorrel.
     Sal alembroth. (Old Chem.) See Alembroth.
     Sal ammoniac (Chem.), ammonium chloride, NH4Cl, a white
        crystalline volatile substance having a sharp salty taste,
        obtained from gas works, from nitrogenous matter, etc. It
        is largely employed as a source of ammonia, as a reagent,
        and as an expectorant in bronchitis. So called because
        originally made from the soot from camel's dung at the
        temple of Jupiter Ammon in Africa. Called also muriate of
     Sal catharticus [NL.] (Old Med. Chem.), Epsom salts.
     Sal culinarius [L.] (Old Chem.), common salt, or sodium
     Sal Cyrenaicus. [NL.] (Old Chem.) See Sal ammoniac above.
     Sal de duobus, Sal duplicatum [NL.] (Old Chem.),
        potassium sulphate; -- so called because erroneously
        supposed to be composed of two salts, one acid and one
     Sal diureticus [NL.] (Old Med. Chem.), potassium acetate.
     Sal enixum [NL.] (Old Chem.), acid potassium sulphate.
     Sal gemmae [NL.] (Old Min.), common salt occuring native.
     Sal Jovis [NL.] (Old Chem.), salt tin, or stannic chloride;
        -- the alchemical name of tin being Jove.
     Sal Martis [NL.] (Old Chem.), green vitriol, or ferrous
        sulphate; -- the alchemical name of iron being Mars.
     Sal microcosmicum [NL.] (Old Chem.) See Microcosmic salt,
        under Microcosmic.
     Sal plumbi [NL.] (Old Chem.), sugar of lead.
     Sal prunella. (Old Chem.) See Prunella salt, under 1st
     Sal Saturni [NL.] (Old Chem.), sugar of lead, or lead
        acetate; -- the alchemical name of lead being Saturn.
     Sal sedativus [NL.] (Old Chem.), sedative salt, or boric
     Sal Seignette [F. seignette, sel de seignette] (Chem.),
        Rochelle salt.
     Sal soda (Chem.), sodium carbonate. See under Sodium.
     Sal vitrioli [NL.] (Old Chem.), white vitriol; zinc
     Sal volatile. [NL.]
     (a) (Chem.) See Sal ammoniac, above.
     (b) Spirits of ammonia.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soda \So"da\, n. [It., soda, in OIt., ashes used in making
     glass, fr. L. solida, fem. of solidus solid; solida having
     probably been a name of glasswort. See Solid.]
     1. (Chem.)
        (a) Sodium oxide or hydroxide.
        (b) Popularly, sodium carbonate or bicarbonate. Sodium
            bicarbonate is also called baking soda
            [1913 Webster]
     2. same as sodium, used in terms such as bicarbonate of
     3. same as soda water.
     4. a non-alcoholic beverage, sweetened by various means,
        containing flavoring and supersaturated with carbon
        dioxide, so as to be effervescent when the container is
        opened; -- in different localities it is variously called
        also soda pop, pop, mineral water, and minerals.
        It has many variants. The sweetening agent may be natural,
        such as cane sugar or corn syrup, or artificial, such as
        saccharin or aspartame. The flavoring varies widely,
        popular variants being fruit or cola flavoring.
     Caustic soda, sodium hydroxide.
     Cooking soda, sodium bicarbonate. [Colloq.]
     Sal soda. See Sodium carbonate, under Sodium.
     Soda alum (Min.), a mineral consisting of the hydrous
        sulphate of alumina and soda.
     Soda ash, crude sodium carbonate; -- so called because
        formerly obtained from the ashes of sea plants and certain
        other plants, as saltwort ({Salsola). See under Sodium.
     Soda fountain, an apparatus for drawing soda water, fitted
        with delivery tube, faucets, etc.
     Soda lye, a lye consisting essentially of a solution of
        sodium hydroxide, used in soap making.
     Soda niter. See Nitratine.
     Soda salts, salts having sodium for the base; specifically,
        sodium sulphate or Glauber's salts.
     Soda waste, the waste material, consisting chiefly of
        calcium hydroxide and sulphide, which accumulates as a
        useless residue or side product in the ordinary Leblanc
        process of soda manufacture; -- called also alkali
     Washing soda, sodium carbonate. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sodium \So"di*um\, n. [NL., fr.E. soda.] (Chem.)
     A common metallic element of the alkali group, in nature
     always occuring combined, as in common salt, in albite, etc.
     It is isolated as a soft, waxy, white, unstable metal, so
     highly reactive that it combines violently with water, and to
     be preserved must be kept under petroleum or some similar
     liquid. Sodium is used combined in many salts, in the free
     state as a reducer, and as a means of obtaining other metals
     (as magnesium and aluminium) is an important commercial
     product. Symbol Na ({Natrium). Atomic weight 22.990.
     Specific gravity 0.97.
     [1913 Webster]
     Sodium amalgam, an alloy of sodium and mercury, usually
        produced as a gray metallic crystalline substance, which
        is used as a reducing agent, and otherwise.
     Sodium carbonate, a white crystalline substance,
        Na2CO3.10H2O, having a cooling alkaline taste, found in
        the ashes of many plants, and produced artifically in
        large quantities from common salt. It is used in making
        soap, glass, paper, etc., and as alkaline agent in many
        chemical industries. Called also sal soda, washing
        soda, or soda. Cf. Sodium bicarbonate, and Trona.
     Sodium chloride, common, or table, salt, NaCl.
     Sodium hydroxide, a white opaque brittle solid, NaOH,
        having a fibrous structure, produced by the action of
        quicklime, or of calcium hydrate (milk of lime), on sodium
        carbonate. It is a strong alkali, and is used in the
        manufacture of soap, in making wood pulp for paper, etc.
        Called also sodium hydrate, and caustic soda. By
        extension, a solution of sodium hydroxide.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sal soda
      n 1: a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders
           and glass and paper [syn: sodium carbonate, washing
           soda, sal soda, soda ash, soda]

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