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trona

[ troh-nuh ]
/ ˈtroʊ nə /
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noun
a monoclinic mineral, grayish or yellowish hydrous sodium carbonate and bicarbonate, Na2CO3⋅NaHCO3⋅2H2, occurring in dried or partly evaporated lake basins.
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Origin of trona

1790–1800; <Spanish <dialectal Arabic ṭrōn, aphetic variant of naṭrūnnatron
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How to use trona in a sentence

  • In this way the American Trona Corporation is producing some 4500 tons of potash salts a month besides a thousand tons of borax.

    Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
  • A salt found native on the banks of the soda lakes of Sotrena, in Africa, whence it is exported as Trona.

British Dictionary definitions for trona

trona
/ (ˈtrəʊnə) /

noun
a greyish mineral that consists of hydrated sodium carbonate and occurs in salt deposits. Formula: Na 2 CO 3 NaHCO 3 .2H 2 O

Word Origin for trona

C18: from Swedish, probably from Arabic natrūn natron
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