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salt cake

noun, Chemistry
1.
an impure form of sodium sulfate, especially as obtained by the interaction of sulfuric acid and common salt in the synthesis of hydrochloric acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of glass, ceramic glazes, soaps, and sodium salts.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705
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  • As the concentrate cools, a portion of it crystallizes, forming solid salt cake.
  • At these moisture contents, the nitrate salt surrogate had a salt cake consistency and readily clumped.
British Dictionary definitions for salt cake

salt cake

noun
1.
an impure form of sodium sulphate obtained as a by-product in several industrial processes: used in the manufacture of detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes
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