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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 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 previewThe New American Cyclopaedia (1858)

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, 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 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 by Andrew Ure

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 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 previewA Handbook of Materia Medica, Pharmacy, and Therapeutics (1902)

Including the Physiological Action of Drugs, the Special Therapeutics of Disease, Official and Practical Pharmacy, and Minute Directions for Prescription Writing by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter

Alumen Exsiccatum, Dried Alum, — is a white, granular powder, slowly soluble in » purs 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 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 previewAdvanced Inorganic Chemistry Vol-1

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

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 previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana (1830)

Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Alum is a salt which was known many minute portions of metallic oxides. centuries ago, and employed in dyeing, though its...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage 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 com: ponent parts were unknown.

Google previewUres̓ Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines (1867)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure, Robert Hunt

Alum is an astringent. Its immediate...

Neutral Alum is a name sometimes given erroneously to alum which has had some of its acid neutralised by an alkali.

Google previewPure Food Legislation (1902)

Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of House of Representatives on Bills H.R. 3109, 12348, 9352, 276 and 4342, Poviding Against the Adulteration Or Misbranding of Foods, Beverages, Drugs, Etc., in the District of Columbia and the Territories, and for Regulating Interstate Traffic in Such Products

WILEY says alum is an irritant and to some extent an antiseptic, tending to paralyze the ferments of digestion. It is poison in the sense of being an irritant, but not to so great an extent as many irritants.

Google previewThe Dispensatory of the United States of America (1834)

Alum is a powerful astringent, and as such is used both internally and externally in restraining htemorrhages. It has been recommended in free doses by Dr. Scudamore, in the form of saturated solution, in haemoptysis and hazmatemesis.

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 previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1977)

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

The solution form, "liquid alum," may exhibit a similar discoloration. Other impurities in the ores, such as titania and alkali metals, contribute to variations in the physical and chemical properties from the reagent grade material. Furthermore ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1U1M3

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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