ammonium-chloride

ammonium chloride

noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, NH 4 Cl, which produces a cooling sensation on the tongue, used chiefly in the manufacture of dry cells, in electroplating, and in medicine as an expectorant.
Also called sal ammoniac.


Origin:
1865–70

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ammonium chloride
 
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Also called: sal ammoniac a white soluble crystalline solid used chiefly as an electrolyte in dry batteries and as a mordant and soldering flux. Formula: NH4Cl

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ammonium chloride  
A white crystalline compound used in dry cells, as a soldering flux, and as an expectorant. Also called sal ammoniac. Chemical formula: NH4Cl.
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