[hahy-druh-klawr-ahyd, -id, -klohr-]
- a salt, especially of an alkaloid, formed by the direct union of hydrochloric acid with an organic base that makes the organic constituent more soluble.
Origin of hydrochloride
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The nitrate and hydrochloride are at present much used in pharmacy.
The hydrochloride is soluble in alcohol and in water, melting-point about 205°.
The hydrochloride crystallises in white plates, and has a melting-point of 192°.
Hydrochloride of nicotine is more easily volatilised than the pure base.
It gives a precipitate with potassium iodide if a solution of the hydrochloride be used.
- a quaternary salt formed by the addition of hydrochloric acid to an organic base, such as aniline hydrochloride, [C 6 H 5 NH 3 ] + Cl -
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- A compound resulting from the reaction of hydrochloric acid with an organic base.
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- A salt containing the group HCl. Many important drugs are hydrochlorides.
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