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noun Chemistry.

a salt that crystallizes as a single substance but ionizes as two distinct salts when dissolved, as carnallite, KMgCl3⋅6H2O.

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Origin of double salt

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for double salt

double salt

noun

a solid solution of two simple salts formed by crystallizing a solution of the two saltsCompare complex salt
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Scientific definitions for double salt

double salt

A salt that crystallizes from an aqueous solution of a mixture of two different ions. The mineral dolomite (CaMg(CO3)2), for example, is a double salt that crystallizes from a solution containing both calcium and magnesium ions. Double salts exist only as solids. Compare complex salt simple salt.
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