Chemistry. a salt or ester of sulfuric acid.
to combine, treat, or impregnate with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or sulfates.
to convert into a sulfate.
Electricity. to form a deposit of lead-sulfate compound on (the lead electrodes of a storage battery).
to become sulfated.
- sul·fa·tion, noun
- su·per·sul·fate, noun
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How to use sulfate in a sentence
It recently departed a clay-rich environment and is now entering one that is heavier in sulfates, a transition that may reflect a major shift in the Martian climate billions of years ago.How Mars rovers have evolved in 25 years of exploring the Red Planet | Alexandra Witze | August 5, 2022 | Science News
As the cable bacteria pulled electrons from sulfides, converting the noxious chemicals into less-harmful sulfates, the water within the sediment became more acidic, which dissolved some minerals containing iron.Electrical bacteria may help clean oil spills and curb methane emissions | Nikk Ogasa | July 29, 2022 | Science News
After all, copper sulfate contains only copper, sulfur and oxygen atoms.Widely used pesticides may threaten Earth’s ozone layer | Katie Grace Carpenter | February 18, 2022 | Science News For Students
The environmental advocate told attendees that his samples had revealed concerning levels of boron, calcium and sulfate — all indicators of coal ash.How a Powerful Company Convinced Georgia to Let It Bury Toxic Waste in Groundwater | by Max Blau | January 18, 2022 | ProPublica
This happened all the time in Mars’ past — it may even be happening now — when magma cooked rocks and released hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, iron, sulfates and other compounds that microbes can use to sustain themselves.Iceland’s Eruptions Reveal the Hot History of Mars | Robin George Andrews | April 6, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Magnesium sulfate has been around since 1906 and has since been proven to be a superior medication.Beyond ‘Downton Abbey’: Preeclampsia Maternal Deaths Continue Today | Eleni Tsigas, Christine Morton | January 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If sulfurous acid is present, it will be oxidized to sulfuric acid and precipitated as barium sulfate by the barium chlorid.
A white precipitate of barium sulfate will form if sulfuric acid is present.
Ash a portion of the sample and make the usual qualitative tests for calcium sulfate.
It should be filtered when not clear or when crystals of ammonium or potassium sulfate are formed.
Sulfates may be detected by adding barium chlorid to the aqueous solution of the honey and precipitating barium sulfate.
Scientific definitions for sulfate
A salt or ester of sulfuric acid, containing the group SO4.
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