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ammonium hydroxide

noun Chemistry.
  1. a basic compound, NH4OH, existing only in solution, formed by dissolving ammonia gas in water.
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Origin of ammonium hydroxide

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for ammonium hydroxide

ammonium hydroxide

noun
  1. a compound existing only in aqueous solution, formed when ammonia dissolves in water to form ammonium ions and hydroxide ions. Formula: NH 4 OHAlso called: aqueous ammonia
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ammonium hydroxide in Science

ammonium hydroxide

  1. A colorless, basic, aqueous solution of ammonia used as a household cleanser and in the manufacture of a wide variety of products, including textiles, rayon, rubber, fertilizer, and plastic. Chemical formula: NH4OH.
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