sal ammoniac

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sal ammoniac a white salt used in dry cells
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sal ammoniac (Chem) ammonium chloride, NH4Cl, a white crystalline volatile substance having a sharp salty taste, obtained from gas works, from nitrogenous matter, etc. It is largely employed as a source of ammonia, as a reagent, and as an expectorant in bronchitis. So called because originally made from the soot from camel's dung at the temple of Jupiter Ammon in Africa. Called also muriate of ammonia.
    • Sal ammoniac the salt usually called chloride of ammonium, and formerly muriate of ammonia.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sal ammoniacus

Usage

In literature:

This good salt water will stand 'em in good stead for want of sal ammoniac and nitre in Geber's kitchen.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
This good salt water will stand 'em in good stead for want of sal ammoniac and nitre in Geber's kitchen.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
Sal Ammoniac as a Freezing Mixture.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
A similar solution of sal-ammoniac boils at 238 deg.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
The spirit of sal ammoniac threw down a few particles of pale sediment.
"Trial of Mary Blandy"
Purchase five or ten cents worth of sal ammoniac at the drug store; clean iron with file or knife.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
Sal ammoniac, two ounces; rum, one pint; camphor, two drachms.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Ammoniac ammoniac Glauber's secret sal ammoniac.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
Rub thoroughly with strong brine, or a solution of sal ammoniac dissolved in eight times its weight of water.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
A zinc rod constitutes the positive plate, and the exciting fluid is a solution of sal-ammoniac.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
The composition of this fire, stones, and cinders, are sulphur, nitre, quicksilver, sal ammoniac, lead, iron, brass, and all other metals.
"Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos" by William Hamilton
Sal ammoniac with lime, will take out the stains of wine.
"The New England Cook Book, or Young Housekeeper's Guide" by Anonymous
It absorbs one-sixth more than its bulk of alkaline air, and with it forms the common sal ammoniac.
"Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry" by Joseph Priestley
This can be made acute if in it you dissolve a quarter of sal-ammoniac, which dissolves gold, sulphur, and silver.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
About 4 to 6 ounces of sal-ammoniac are generally used for cells of ordinary size.
"Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One" by Nehemiah Hawkins
Directs only the common Sal Ammoniac, from two Scruples to one Drachm for a Dose.
"Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health" by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
Should this be the case, more sal ammoniac must be added.
"Electric Bells and All About Them" by S. R. Bottone
She shewed me some precipitated by sal ammoniac, which would not precipitate gold.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. III (of VI), "The Eternal Quest" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
A strong solution of sal ammoniac fills the porous material.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
Sal ammoniac Sel ammoniac.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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