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double salt

n.
A salt or mineral, such as alum or dolomite, that has more than one type of cation or anion and forms when a solution of two simpler salts undergoes crystallization.

double salt

n
(Chemistry) a solid solution of two simple salts formed by crystallizing a solution of the two salts. Compare complex salt

dou′ble salt′


n.
a salt that crystallizes as a single substance but ionizes as two distinct salts when dissolved.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.double salt - a solution of two simple salts that forms a single substance on crystallization
potash alum, potassium alum, alum - a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum
alum, ammonia alum, ammonium alum - a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum
potassium sodium tartrate, Rochelle salt, Rochelle salts - a double salt used in Seidlitz powder; acts as a cathartic
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
Paris green - a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate
primary solid solution, solid solution - a homogeneous solid that can exist over a range of component chemicals; a constituent of alloys that is formed when atoms of an element are incorporated into the crystals of a metal
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These articles, originating from about 1835 to 1845, include such topics as inorganic neutral oxysalts in general and phosphates, arseniates, phosphites and arensites in particular, the reaction and products of sulfurous acid and iron or zinc, nitric sulphate oxide and experimental demonstrations proving its non-existence, the nature of Aqua Regia, reciprocal actions of sulfurous and hyponitric acids, observations on the Theory of Peligot, the function of water, the formulation of hypoiodous acid, the existence of double salts in codeine and morphine, and the quantitative determination of chlorine and hydrochloric acid when the two gases occur together.
The same mechanism explains the thermochromism in certain double salts as illustrated by the following examples.
Export and import of double salts and mixtures of calcium nitrate and ammonium nitrate: volume, structure, dynamics