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sal ammoniac

noun, Chemistry
Origin of sal ammoniac
1300-50; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Instead of the solution of sal-ammoniac equal parts of water and hydrochloric acid saturated with zinc can be used just as well.

  • Now, every chemist knows that by means of fire and sal-ammoniac he can produce ice.

  • Another solution for the same purpose is made with sal-ammoniac, cream of tartar, common salt and silver nitrate.

  • sal-ammoniac was also known in his time, and was used like borax as a soldering agent.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • Even after it is burned it has its uses, the ashes being employed in the manufacture of sal-ammoniac.

    Bible Animals; J. G. Wood
  • The following historical notes on borax and sal-ammoniac may be of service.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • The author was familiar with saltpetre, sal-ammoniac, and alkali, and with the acids he prepared many salts for the first time.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • This solution I precipitated again by means of sal-ammoniac into horn silver.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • The chemical substance used in this battery is sal-ammoniac, or salts of ammonia.

    ABC of Electricity William Henry Meadowcroft
  • The fifth compound has equal proportions of sulphur (not exposed to the fire), sal-ammoniac, saltpetre, and verdigris.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
British Dictionary definitions for sal-ammoniac

sal ammoniac

another name for ammonium chloride
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sal-ammoniac in Science
sal ammoniac
  (sāl ə-mō'nē-āk')   
See ammonium chloride.
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