Definition of salt something out in English:

salt something out

  • 1Cause soap to separate from lye by adding salt.
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    • After adding stronger lye, the mixture is boiled until a sample becomes firm on cooling; the soap is then "salted out", i. e., common salt or concentrated brine is added, in which the soap is insoluble.
  • 1.1 Chemistry Cause an organic compound to separate from an aqueous solution by adding an electrolyte: the potassium carbonate salts out the otherwise water-soluble nitrile as a separate upper layer
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    • Determinations carried out on some dileucine hydrochloride which had been salted out with NaCl showed that the NaCl in the preparation was there as a result of adhering mother liquor and therefore not in chemical combination.
    • Polymers such as poly(ethylene oxide) or poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) that are salted out by electrolytes usually show an inverse temperature solubility.
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