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ammonium hydroxide

noun, Chemistry
1.
a basic compound, NH 4 OH, existing only in solution, formed by dissolving ammonia gas in water.
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1900-1905
1900-05
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  • It dissolves readily in water to form ammonium hydroxide, a corrosive and alkaline solution, in high concentrations.
  • Ammonia gas dissolves easily in water to form ammonium hydroxide, a caustic solution and weak base.
British Dictionary definitions for ammonium hydroxide

ammonium hydroxide

noun
1.
a compound existing only in aqueous solution, formed when ammonia dissolves in water to form ammonium ions and hydroxide ions. Formula: NH4OH Also called aqueous ammonia
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ammonium hydroxide in Science
ammonium hydroxide  
A colorless, basic, aqueous solution of ammonia used as a household cleanser and in the manufacture of a wide variety of products, including textiles, rayon, rubber, fertilizer, and plastic. Chemical formula: NH4OH.
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Encyclopedia Article for ammonium hydroxide

solution of ammonia gas in water, a common commercial form of ammonia. It is a colourless liquid with a strong characteristic odour. In concentrated form, ammonium hydroxide can cause burns on contact with the skin; ordinary household ammonia, used as a cleanser, is dilute ammonium hydroxide.

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