cryolite


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cry·o·lite

 (krī′ə-līt′)
n.
An uncommon, white, vitreous natural fluoride of aluminum and sodium, Na3AlF6, nearly invisible in water in powdered form and used chiefly in the electrolytic recovery of aluminum. Also called Greenland spar.

cryolite

(ˈkraɪəˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a white or colourless mineral consisting of a fluoride of sodium and aluminium in monoclinic crystalline form: used in the production of aluminium, glass, and enamel. Formula: Na3AlF6

cry•o•lite

(ˈkraɪ əˌlaɪt)

n.
a mineral, sodium aluminum fluoride, Na3AlF6, occurring in white masses, used as a flux in the electrolytic production of aluminum.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryolite - a white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium; a source of fluorine
atomic number 9, fluorine, F - a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Translations

cryolite

[ˈkraɪəˌlaɪt] ncriolite f
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Expanded perlite that is supplied to Saudi industries and other Gulf and African markets includes insulite for building and insulation; looslite for insulation of walls; cryolite for industrial purposes, and agrilite for agricultural purposes and as a soil conditioner.
For the recycling of pepsi cola can in addition to high purity salts (NaCl and KCl), Na2CO3 and cryolite (Na3 AlF6) were also added which are effective for improving fusion and reducing aluminum loss in the recovery of aluminum from molten scrap aluminum.
Porsild's work at the Herbarium was interrupted by the war effort after 1940, when the fall of Denmark posed 35 detail Porsild's years as a Vice-Consul to Greenland, where the presence of a cryolite mine (a rare commodity vital in aluminium production) was an important wartime concern, Germany having previously drawn upon the mine.
In summary, Greenland is known to host occurrences of gold, base metals, iron ore, uranium, molybdenum, niobium, rare earths, chromite, coal, graphite, platinum-group metals, gemstones and industrial minerals such as cryolite and olivine.