|1.||an unstable pungent soluble white powder that is a double salt of ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbamate: used in the manufacture of baking powder, smelling salts, and ammonium compounds. Formula: (NH4)HCO3.(NH4)CO2NH2|
|2.||an unstable substance that is produced by treating this compound with ammonia. Formula: (NH4)2CO3|
ammonium carbonate n.
A carbonate of ammonium.
The double salt of ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbamate, produced commercially and used in powder form in smelling salts.