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carbonate British & World English

A salt of the anion CO32−, typically formed by reaction of carbon dioxide with bases

ammonium carbonate British & World English

A white crystalline solid which slowly decomposes, giving off ammonia, and is an ingredient of sal volatile

calcium carbonate British & World English

A white insoluble solid occurring naturally as chalk, limestone, marble, and calcite, and forming mollusc shells and stony corals

sodium carbonate British & World English

A white alkaline compound with many commercial applications including the manufacture of soap and glass