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ammonium carbonate

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a water-soluble mixture of ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbamate, occurring either as a white powder or in colorless, hard, crystalline masses: used chiefly in the manufacture of smelling salts and baking powder.


ammonium carbonate

noun

  1. an unstable pungent soluble white powder that is a double salt of ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbamate: used in the manufacture of baking powder, smelling salts, and ammonium compounds. Formula: (NH 4 )HCO 3 .(NH 4 )CO 2 NH 2
  2. an unstable substance that is produced by treating this compound with ammonia. Formula: (NH 4 ) 2 CO 3


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ammonium carbonate1

First recorded in 1880–85
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Example Sentences

The liquor is poured off into a warm strong solution of ammonium carbonate.

Ammonium carbonate is added to the filtrate; this precipitates calcium, strontium and 63 barium.

Potassium iodid, alkaline agents such as ammonium carbonate and potassium carbonate, have been administered.

It is then dissolved in a small quantity of alcohol and water, refiltered, and the filtrate decomposed with ammonium carbonate.

The second: a fifteen per cent solution of ammonium carbonate in water.

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ammonium carbamateammonium chloride