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Alum

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun alum:

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Alum is sometimes a misspelling of annum.

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Definition of the noun alum

What does alum mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alums

  1. a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum
  2. a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum
  3. a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
  4. a double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things)

Alternative definition of the noun alum

noun

  1. [chemistry] the double sulphate of potassium and aluminium with chemical formula K2SO4.Al2(SO4)3.24H2O.
  2. [chemistry] Any similar double sulphate in which either or both of the potassium and aluminium is wholly or partly replaced by other univalent or tervalent cations.
  3. [US] A graduate of a university or other institution.

Explanation

Alum is both a specific chemical compound and a class of chemical compounds.

  • also known as Διπλό θειικό άλας αργιλίου και καλίου, Διπλό ένυδρο θειικό άλας καλίου-αργιλίου, Μικτό θειικό άλας καλίου-αργιλίου, 矾

Phrases with Alum

  1. Alum Rock
  2. chrome alum
  3. potash alum
  4. sodium alum
  5. ammonia alum
  6. ammonium alum
  7. potassium alum

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alum

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Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia (1868)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

Potash alum is the common kind in use. In France...

Soda alum is a native product, found more particularly in South America, but is not known in commerce. Potash...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines (1871)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice. Illustrated with Nearly Sixteen Hundred Engravings on Wood. Reprinted Entirely from the Last Corrected and Greatly Enl. English Ed

Alum is an astringent. Its immediate effect...

Meutral Alum is a name sometimes given erroneously to alum which has had some of its acid neutralized by an alkali . It is, in fact,

Properly speaking, the common alum is the neutral salt. Testing of ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopædia (1869)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

Potash alum is the common kind in use. In France...

Soda alum is a native product, found more particularly in South America, but is not known in commerce. Potash...

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana, or, Universal dictionary of knowledge (1830)

by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

"Alum is a salt which was known many centuries ago, and employed in dyeing, though its component parts were unknown...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana (1845)

Or Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... Comprising the Twofoldadvantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

" Alum is a salt which was known many centuries ago, and employed in dyeing , though its component parts were...

In 1754, Margraaf showed that the basis of alum is an earth of a peculiar nature, different from every other ; an earth which is ...

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)

by Edward Smedley

" Alum is a salt which was known many centuries ago, and employed in dyeing :, though its component parts were...

In 1754, Margraaf showed that the basis of alum is an earth of a peculiar nature, different from every other ; an earth which ...

Google previewA Handbook of Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Therapeutics: Including the Physiological Action of Drugs, the Special Therapeutics of Disease, Official and Practical Pharmacy, and Minute Directions for Prescription Writing (1901)

by Sam'l O. L. Potter, A.M., M.D., M.R.C.P. Lond.,

Alumen Exsiccatum, Di-ied Alum, — is a white, granular powder, slowly soluble in 20 parts of water at 590 F. , and quickly soluble in 0.7 of boiling water. Dose, gr . x-xx. Alum is an astringent, coagulating albumin and stimulating muscular ...

Google previewAdvanced Inorganic Chemistry Vol-1

For example, potash alum is a double salt. This salt is obtained when...

Google previewA Handbook of materia medica, pharmacy and therapeutics (1901)

by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter

Alumen Exsiccatum, Dried Alum, — is a white, granular powder, slowly soluble in 20 parts of water at 59° F., and quickly soluble in 0.7 of boiling water. Dose, gr. x- xx. Alum is an astringent, coagulating albumin and stimulating muscular ...

Google previewA System of Chemistry in Four Volumes (1817)

by Thomas Thomson

ALUM is a salt which was well known to the ancients, and employed by them in dyeing, but they were ignorant of its...

In 1754, Margralf showed that the basis of alum is an earth of a peculiar nature, different from every-other; an earth which is ...

Google previewChemical Experiments; illustrating the theory, practice and application of the science of chemistry, etc (1842)

by George William FRANCIS

common alum is a combined sulphate of alumina and potass. Tartar emetic is a tartrate of antimony and potass. The double salts it is necessary for the young chemist to pay particular attention to, because they ordinarily interfere much with ...

Google previewThe Heart & Essence of Dan-xi's Methods of Treatment (1993)

by Shou-zhong Yang

Alum is a medicinal able to separate drool below the diaphragm. To treat phlegm dyspnea and exuberant phlegm in children, use Fructus Immaturus Citri Seu Ponciri (Zhi Shi), Radix Platycodi Grandiflori (Jie Geng), and Pericarpium Arecae ...

Google previewArchaeomineralogy (2013)

by George R. Rapp

Alum is a general term for hydrous alkali aluminum sulfates. Alum is historically important as the first substance deliberately prepared in what the modern chemist would regard as a substantially pure state (Singer et al. II 1954).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1977)

Volume 3 - Aluminum to Asphalt: Design by John J. McKetta Jr

Volume 3 - Aluminum to Asphalt: Design John J. McKetta Jr. The solid material, " dry alum," is partially crystalline and may be discolored a brownish-green owing to impurities (chiefly iron and organic matter) in the ores from which it is made.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Alum. (1605.) This salt and its uses were first discovered by the Asiatics, at a very remote period. It abounds at St Roche iu Syria, whence the name of Roche or Rod alum is derived. Vauquelin and Chaptal have lately discovered it to be a triple ...

Google previewLondon encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

Alum, salts with earthy bases, and fixed and volatile alkalis, have the property of changing the color of scarlet to crimson, which is the natural color of cochineal. Nothing more, therefore, is necessary, than to boil cloth dyed scarlet for about an ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1823)

Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers : in Two Volumes by George Crabb

Alum is either natural or factitious. — Natural Alum, which was well known to the ancients, is a kind of whitish friable stone, formerly found in the island of Melos, Macedonia, Egypt, &c. of which there were different kinds, namely, the scissile, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Applied Chemistry (1921)

by Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe

basio alum, known as neutral alvm, together with sodium sulphate. This solution, on account of the ease with which it gives up its excess of alumina to the fabric, is used by dyers as a ' mordant. Commercial potash alum is frequently mixed with ...

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The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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