What word or phrase does your mother always say?
sulfation sul·fa·tion (sŭl-fā'shən)
The addition of sulfate groups as esters to molecules.
sulfate sul·fate (sŭl'fāt')
A salt or an ester of sulfuric acid.
The bivalent group SO4.
A chemical compound containing such a group.
To treat or react with sulfuric acid or a sulfate.
To become sulfated.