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Words nearby aqueous ammonia
Definition for aqueous-ammonia (2 of 2)
[ uh-mohn-yuh, uh-moh-nee-uh ]
/ əˈmoʊn yə, əˈmoʊ ni ə /
a colorless, pungent, suffocating, highly water-soluble, gaseous compound, NH3, usually produced by the direct combination of nitrogen and hydrogen gases: used chiefly for refrigeration and in the manufacture of commercial chemicals and laboratory reagents.
Origin of ammonia
1790–1800; < New Latin, so called as being obtained from sal ammoniac. See ammoniac
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British Dictionary definitions for aqueous-ammonia
/ (əˈməʊnɪə, -njə) /
a colourless pungent highly soluble gas mainly used in the manufacture of fertilizers, nitric acid, and other nitrogenous compounds, and as a refrigerant and solvent. Formula: NH 3
a solution of ammonia in water, containing the compound ammonium hydroxide
Word Origin for ammonia
C18: from New Latin, from Latin (sal) ammōniacus (sal) ammoniac 1
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Medical definitions for aqueous-ammonia
[ ə-mōn′yə ]
A colorless, pungent gas used to manufacture a wide variety of nitrogen-containing organic and inorganic chemicals.
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Scientific definitions for aqueous-ammonia
[ ə-mōn′yə ]
A colorless alkaline gas that is lighter than air and has a strongly pungent odor. It is used as a fertilizer and refrigerant, in medicine, and in making dyes, textiles, plastics, and explosives. Chemical formula: NH3.
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