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ammonium chloride

Syllabification: am·mo·ni·um chlo·ride

Definition of ammonium chloride in English:

noun

Chemistry
A white crystalline salt used chiefly in dry cells, as a mordant, and as soldering flux. Also called sal ammoniac.
Example sentences
  • These salts, along with other inorganic salts (calcium chloride, potassium chloride), dissociate in solution; thus, the filtrate may contain ammonium sulfate, sodium chloride, ammonium chloride, or sodium sulfate.
  • It is manufactured by heating methanal with ammonium chloride.
  • Enteric coated tablets containing alkaline matter such as ammonium chloride, lithium carbonate or sodium-salicylate might lose the stability when storing at higher temperature, it has been sometimes experienced.

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