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  1. any salt or ester of sulphurous acid, containing the ions SO 3 2– or HSO 3 (hydrogen sulphite) or the groups –SO 3 or –HSO 3 . The salts are usually soluble crystalline compounds
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Derived Formssulphitic (sʌlˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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Examples from the Web for sulphite

Historical Examples of sulphite

  • The pulp made from rags is often mixed with sulphite and soda pulp.

    Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries

    John Cotton Dana

  • The conversion of wood into sulphite pulp: sulphur; limestone.

    The Manufacture of Paper

    Robert Walter Sindall

  • What are known as the soda-pulp and the sulphite processes are examples of this.

    Inventions in the Century

    William Henry Doolittle

  • Under pre-war conditions, the largest use in the United States was in the manufacture of paper pulp by the sulphite process.

  • These cellulose pulps are known in commerce as “sulphite pulps” and “soda pulps” respectively.