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Structure of Borax: Tincal or Suhaga:


The name borax is derived from the Persian word borak, meaning white. IUPAC name of borax is sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Na2B4O710 H2O ). Also note that, after analyzing its crystal structure, borax is more properly formulated as Na2[B4O5(OH)4]8H2O
Structure:
(1) It is also named as sodiumtetra borate decahydrate
(2) Common Indian name is Suhaga.
(3) Na2B4O7. 5H2O is known as Jeweller's Boran
(4) Na2B4O7 is known as Boron glass
(5) It is also represent as Na2O.2B2O3.10H2O.
IIT UPDATE: (2016):

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