Nordhausen acid
Disulphuric Di`sul*phu"ric, a. [Pref. di- + sulphuric.] (Chem.) Applied to an acid having in each molecule two atoms of sulphur in the higher state of oxidation. [1913 Webster]

{Disulphuric acid}, a thick oily liquid, {H2S2O7}, called also {Nordhausen acid} (from Nordhausen in the Harts, where it was originally manufactured), {fuming sulphuric acid}, and especially {pyrosulphuric acid}. See under {Pyrosulphuric}. [1913 Webster]


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  • nordhausen acid — ˈnȯ(r)dˌhau̇zən noun Usage: usually capitalized N Etymology: from Nordhausen, city in central Germany where it was originally manufactured : oleum 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nordhausen acid — /ˌnɔdhaʊzən ˈæsəd/ (say .nawdhowzuhn asuhd) noun → fuming sulphuric acid …   Australian English dictionary

  • Nordhausen sulphuric acid — Sulphuric Sul*phu ric, a. [Cf. F. sulfurique.] 1. Of or pertaining to sulphur; as, a sulphuric smell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disulphuric acid — Disulphuric Di sul*phu ric, a. [Pref. di + sulphuric.] (Chem.) Applied to an acid having in each molecule two atoms of sulphur in the higher state of oxidation. [1913 Webster] {Disulphuric acid}, a thick oily liquid, {H2S2O7}, called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fuming sulphuric acid — Disulphuric Di sul*phu ric, a. [Pref. di + sulphuric.] (Chem.) Applied to an acid having in each molecule two atoms of sulphur in the higher state of oxidation. [1913 Webster] {Disulphuric acid}, a thick oily liquid, {H2S2O7}, called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyrosulphuric acid — Disulphuric Di sul*phu ric, a. [Pref. di + sulphuric.] (Chem.) Applied to an acid having in each molecule two atoms of sulphur in the higher state of oxidation. [1913 Webster] {Disulphuric acid}, a thick oily liquid, {H2S2O7}, called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulfuric acid — Sulfuric acid …   Wikipedia

  • sulfuric acid — H2SO4; a colorless, nearly odorless, heavy, oily, corrosive liquid containing 96% of the absolute acid; used occasionally as a caustic. SYN: oil of vitriol. fuming s. SYN: Nordhausen s.. Nordhausen s. s. containing sulfurous acid gas in solution …   Medical dictionary

  • Fuming sulphuric acid — Sulphuric Sul*phu ric, a. [Cf. F. sulfurique.] 1. Of or pertaining to sulphur; as, a sulphuric smell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulphuric acid — Sulphuric Sul*phu ric, a. [Cf. F. sulfurique.] 1. Of or pertaining to sulphur; as, a sulphuric smell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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