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Ammonia Alum

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Definition of the noun ammonia alum

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  1. a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum

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Google previewDictionary of Chemistry with Its Applications to Mineralogy, Physiology and the Arts (1870)

by Robert Dundas Thomson

Ammonia alum is, however, preferred for this purpose, as it is nearly decomposed by the temperature of firing. A saturated solution of 2 nitre, 1 common salt, 1 alum, in a boiling state, is used by workers in gold to produce fine colours on gold.

Google previewBeeton's Medical dictionary (1871)

by Samuel Orchart Beeton

Ammonia alum is more valuable than potash alum, from containing 11.90 per cent. of alumina, which is the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Applied Chemistry (1912)

by Edward Thorpe

ammonia alum (or 383 lbs. aluminium sulphate), ...

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