Glossary of Terms
Industrially used chemical which is an anhydrous form of sodium borate (Na2B4O7) used in the manufacture of glass and ceramics. There is also a mineral called Borax (Na2B4O7 · 10H2O), and it is different than the borax chemical, for it contains water in its chemical structure. The mineral Borax is an ore of the chemical borax. See also Kernite.