Not quite, but very many. It is as noted before an "accelerator" for developers. In plain terms, an alkalai, since all common developers* will not function in a neutral or acidic environment.
Originally Posted by Rlibersky
* except amidol
Common accelerators are:
TSP Tri sodium Phosphate
Sodium Carbonate is used in something roughly like half of the several hundred developer formulas I have in my computer (don't ask, it's an obsession)
It's also used in some toners and a small miscelany of other photograpic processes,
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