ammonium

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white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum alum , ammonia alum , ammonium alum
carbonate of ammonium; used in the manufacture of smelling salts and baking powder and ammonium compounds ammonium carbonate
acid that is known only by virtue of its salts (as ammonium carbamate) or its esters (as urethane) carbamic acid
oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants) nitrification
any of the bacteria in the soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle; they oxidize ammonium compounds into nitrites or oxidize nitrites into nitrates nitrobacterium
compound derived from ammonium with hydrogen atoms replaced by organic groups; used as surface-active agents, disinfectants, and in drugs quaternary ammonium compound
solution of ammonium carbonate in ammonia water and alcohol sal volatile , spirits of ammonia
pungent preparation of ammonium carbonate and perfume; sniffed as a stimulant to relieve faintness smelling salts
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