- ammon's horn,
- ammonia clock,
- ammonia liquor,
- ammonia solution,
- ammonia water,
Origin of ammonia
Examples from the Web for ammonia
Is she back in the orphanage where it smells like ammonia and cooked cabbage?
He instinctively knew it was coming from the 50-year-old fertilizer plant and ammonia storage facility a few blocks away.They Saw It Coming: Life in West, Texas, After the Boom|Christine Pelisek|April 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the ammonia leak in November, and now the radiation leak and deteriorating tubes, might lead some to conclude otherwise.Latest Accident at San Onofre Nuclear Plant Worries Activists, Residents|Jamie Reno|February 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even where he stood, Gordon could smell the fumes of ammonia.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
The second process for estimating cellulose is based upon the use of bromine and ammonia.The Manufacture of Paper|Robert Walter Sindall
Ammonia is also active, but not quite in the same manner as the alkali hydroxides.
Ammonia and the nitrates are, therefore, the basis of all fertilisers.Boys' Second Book of Inventions|Ray Stannard Baker
Manufacturers claim that sulphate of ammonia and tankage would be better.Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement|Alva Agee
Word Origin for ammonia
1799, Modern Latin, coined 1782 by Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman (1735-1784) for gas obtained from sal ammoniac, salt deposits containing ammonium chloride found near temple of Jupiter Ammon (from Egyptian God Amun) in Libya, from Greek ammoniakos "belonging to Ammon." The shrine was ancient already in Augustus' day, and the salts were prepared "from the sands where the camels waited while their masters prayed for good omens" [Shipley].
There also was a gum form of sal ammoniac, from a wild plant that grew near the shrine, and across North Africa and Asia. A less likely theory traces the name to Greek Armeniakon "Armenian," because the substance also was found in Armenia. Also known as spirit of hartshorn and volatile or animal alkali.