Definition of Ammonium carbonate

1. Noun. A carbonate of ammonium; used in the manufacture of smelling salts and baking powder and ammonium compounds.

Generic synonyms: Carbonate

Definition of Ammonium carbonate

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) The ammonium salt of carbonic acid, (NH4)2CO3; a white powder, smelling of ammonia, used in the preparation of smelling salts and baking powder. ¹

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Medical Definition of Ammonium carbonate

1. A cardiac and respiratory stimulant and carminative expectorant. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ammonium Carbonate

ammonium acetate
ammonium alum
ammonium benzoate
ammonium bicarbonate
ammonium bromide
ammonium carbamate
ammonium carbonate (current term)
ammonium chloride
ammonium compounds
ammonium ferric sulfate
ammonium hydroxide
ammonium ichthosulfonate
ammonium imine
ammonium imines
ammonium iodide
ammonium ion
ammonium laureth sulfate
ammonium mandelate
ammonium molybdate
ammonium nitrate
ammonium phosphatide

Literary usage of Ammonium carbonate

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1. Phytopathology by American Phytopathological Society (1917)
"When ammonium carbonate is added to a strong solution of cupric sulphate a precipitate is first formed accompanied by effervescence due to the liberation of ..."

2. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"Like sodium carbonate, ammonium carbonate precipitates most metals. ... In like manner, ammonium carbonate dissolves many hydroxides and sulphides, ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"Distinct ppt. when tested for Sr with ammonium carbonate. Indeterminate flame. ... Stood 20 minutes with ammonium carbonate and ammonium oxalate. ..."

4. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"ammonium carbonate, or any other soluble, normal carbonate, ... An excess of ammonium carbonate will favor the progress of equation (I) and boiling with a ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1908)
"NEARLY fifty years ago Schaffgotsch (Ann. Phyt., 1858, civ., 482) brought out the ammonium carbonate method for the separation of magnesium from the alkalis ..."

6. Victor von Richter's Text-book of inorganic chemistry by Victor von Richter (1901)
"ammonium carbonate.—The neutral or secondary salt (NH4),CO,, ... Primary Ammonium Carbonate, NH4HCO3, is obtained by saturating ammonium hydroxide with ..."

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