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sal ammoniac

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noun Chemistry.
  1. ammonium chloride.

Origin of sal ammoniac

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Examples from the Web for sal ammoniac

Historical Examples

  • The best proportion of sal-ammoniac is, I believe, one per cent.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

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

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

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • The following historical notes on borax and sal-ammoniac may be of service.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • It is quite possible that this solder was sal-ammoniac, though not made in quite this manner.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola


British Dictionary definitions for sal ammoniac

sal ammoniac

noun
  1. another name for ammonium chloride
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sal ammoniac in Science

sal ammoniac

[săl ə-mōnē-ăk′]
  1. See ammonium chloride.
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