sal ammoniac


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sal ammoniac


[Middle English sal armoniak, from Latin sāl ammōniacus, salt of Amen : sāl, salt; see sal + ammōniacus, of Amen; see ammonia.]

sal ammoniac

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for ammonium chloride

ammo′nium chlo′ride


n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, NH4Cl, used chiefly in the manufacture of dry cells and as an expectorant. Also called sal ammoniac.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.sal ammoniac - a white salt used in dry cellssal ammoniac - a white salt used in dry cells  
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
Translations

sal ammoniac

nAmmoniumsalz nt, → Salmiak m
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