Definition of ammonium carbonate in English:

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ammonium carbonate

noun

Chemistry
A white crystalline solid that slowly decomposes giving off ammonia and is an ingredient of sal volatile.
  • Chemical formula: (NH4)2CO3. Commercial forms often contain other, related, salts.
Example sentences
  • Finally, if ammonium carbonate is placed in water, the weak base ammonium carbonate and weak acid carbonic acid are produced.
  • This substance is known today as ammonium carbonate.
  • Standing urine forms ammonium carbonate which is strongly alkaline.

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Syllabification: am·mo·ni·um car·bon·ate

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