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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.
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(Chemistry) a solid solution of two simple salts formed by crystallizing a solution of the two salts. Compare complex salt
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a salt that crystallizes as a single substance but ionizes as two distinct salts when dissolved.
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|Noun||1.||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
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