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cuprammonium

[ kyoo-pruh-moh-nee-uhm, -mohn-yuhm, koo- ]
/ ˌkyu prəˈmoʊ ni əm, -ˈmoʊn yəm, ˌku- /
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noun Chemistry.
any cation containing copper and ammonia.
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Origin of cuprammonium

First recorded in 1860–65; cupr- + ammonium

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How to use cuprammonium in a sentence

  • Waterproofing—rubber goods, cuprammonium processes, miscellaneous preparations.

  • The author notes that the so-called hydrocellulose (Girard) is almost insoluble in cuprammonium, as is starch.

  • Cuprammonium solution was prepared by dissolving the precipitated cupric hydrate in 24 p.ct.

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