double salt


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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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Consequently, the ternary system is a simple eutectic type, and neither double salt nor solid solution is formed at the investigated temperature range.
Two different classes of compounds were synthesized from [1,1'-biphenyl]-2,2'-diol (compound 1) and o-dianisidine bisdiazotated zinc double salt (compound 3).
Were it not for the fuss and bother it entails, double salt deacidification would be the standard treatment to reduce malic acid.