What is the pH of Sodium hydroxide?

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Sodium hydroxide has the formula, NaOH and is also known as caustic soda or lye. It is extremely alkali and has a ph of 12. It is one of the strongest alkaline chemicals. It is very caustic and when in contact with the skin, can leave burns. It can decompose the lipids and proteins in skin and can leave scars. It is very dangerous to the eyes. Sodium hydroxide can dissolve in water. It is a metallic base. It is used in drain cleaners, soaps, detergents and in the manufacture of paper and textiles.

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