Definition of ammonium carbonate in English:

ammonium carbonate

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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A white crystalline solid which slowly decomposes, giving off ammonia, and is an ingredient of sal volatile.
    • Chemical formula: (NH4)2CO3. Commercial forms often contain other, related salts
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    • 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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