- a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid.
Origin of pyrophosphate
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A gelatinous precipitate which dissolves with facility in excess of pyrophosphate of sodium.
By solution of the altered salt in water, crystals of pyrophosphate of sodium may be obtained.
The precipitate is washed with dilute ammonia, dried, ignited, and weighed as pyrophosphate.
The precipitate is collected, washed with ammonia, ignited, and weighed as pyrophosphate.
The filtrate is treated with sodium phosphate, and the magnesia is weighed as pyrophosphate, or titrated with uranium acetate.
- any salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid
- A salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid.
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- A salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid, containing the group P2O7.
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