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methyl orange

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noun Chemistry.
  1. an orange-yellow, slightly water-soluble powder, C14H14N3NaO3S, used chiefly as an acid-base indicator.
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Origin of methyl orange

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called gold orange, helianthine B, orange III, tropaeolin D, tropeolin D.
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  • Tint with methyl-orange and titrate with semi-normal ammonia.

    A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

    Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer