Title

Trona

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Abstract

NaCO3 – Mohs Hardness: 2½. Trona is a sodium carbonate compound that is processed into soda ash, or baking soda, as it is commonly known. One of its most important uses is in the manufacture of glass. Acting as a flux for silica it lowers the melting point of the batch, allowing glass to be produced more economically and without special materials. Wyoming has the world’s largest deposit of trona, supplying about 90% of the nation’s soda ash. It is Wyoming’s top export and is shipped to markets around the globe.

Document Type

Photograph

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image/jpeg

Source Collection

UT Department of Environmental Sciences

Geographical Area

Wyoming

Institution

The University of Toledo

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives, University of Toledo Libraries

LC Subject

environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions

Keywords

virtual exhibition; science;

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