Origin of hydrosulfite
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It may be restored to its former conditions by adding some hydrosulphite of soda.
The constituents of the hydrosulphite vat are hydrosulphite of soda, lime and indigo.
Here again the hydrosulphite takes up oxygen from the water and liberates the necessary hydrogen.
Cotton is dyed by means of the "lime and copperas vat," the "zinc powder vat," or the "hydrosulphite vat."
The hydrosulphite of soda referred to above is made in the following way: 4-1/2lb.
- another name (not in technical usage) for dithionite
C20: from hydrosulph (urous) + -ite ²
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