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Ammonium chloride

Definition of the noun ammonium chloride

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  1. a white salt used in dry cells
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of ammonium chloride: sal ammoniac
    • more generic word: salt = a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal

Alternative definition of the noun ammonium chloride


  1. [inorganic compound] A water-soluble salt of ammonia and hydrochloric acid, having the formula NH4Cl.


Ammonium chloride, an inorganic compound with the formula NH₄Cl, is a white crystalline salt, highly soluble in water. Solutions of ammonium chloride are mildly acidic. Sal ammoniac is a name of the natural, mineralogical form of ammonium chloride. The mineral is commonly formed on burning coal dumps, due to condensation of coal-derived gases. It is also found around some types of volcanic vents. It is used as a flavouring agent in some types of liquorice. It is the product from the reaction of hydrochloric acid and ammonia.

  • also known as Nişadır, אמוניום כלורי, מלח אמוניאק, 氯化铵

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Google previewEncyclopedia Of Corrosion Technology (2004)

by Philip A. Schweitzer, P.E.

Chemical Ammonium carbonare Ammonium chloride 10% Ammonium chloride 50% Ammonium chloride, sat. Ammonium fluoride 10% Ammonium fluoride 25% Ammonium hvdroxide 25% Ammonium hydroxide, sat. Ammonium nitrare ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

Ammonia coordinates readily to form ammines and reacts with sodium or potassium to form inorganic amides and with acids to form ammonium salts; for example, it reacts with hydrogen chloride to form ammonium chloride: NH3(g) + HCl(g) ...

Google previewThe Fertilizer Encyclopedia (2009)

by Vasant Gowariker, V. N. Krishnamurthy, Sudha Gowariker, Manik Dhanorkar, Kalyani Paranjape

Ammonium chloride is a good source of nitrogen for cotton, rice, wheat, barley, maize, sorghum, sugar cane and fiber crops. It is easy to handle. In some cases, however, the material tends to become lumpy and difficult to spread. Ammonium ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

ammonium chloride (sal ammoniac).

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2008)

by John Daintith

This material is manufactured by heating a mixture of ammonium chloride andcalcium carbonate andrecovering the productasa sublimed solid.Itreadily releases ammonia andisthebasis of sal volatile.Itis also used indyeing ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Physical Sciences (1976)

by John Daintith

A white powder with an odour of ammonia, made by heating ammonium chloride with calcium sulphate. It is a mixed salt of ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbamate, (NH4)HCO3.(NH4)CO3NH2.

Google previewPharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2013)

by William Andrew Publishing

M Using aqueous ammonium chloride solution, elution was performed by ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Pyrotechnics (2012)

(and Related Subjects) by K.L. Kosanke, Barry T. Sturman, Robert M. Winokur, B.J. Kosanke

White smoke cookies often use ammonium chloride [NH4Cl] as ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2010)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

See Ammonium Chloride and Soybean Oil SOYBEAN • An erect, bushy , hairy ...

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