Sal ammoniac
Ammoniac Am*mo"ni*ac, Ammoniacal Am`mo*ni"a*cal, a. Of, pertaining, or containing ammonia, or possessing its properties; as, an ammoniac salt; ammoniacal gas. [1913 Webster]

{Ammoniacal engine}, an engine in which the vapor of ammonia is used as the motive force.

{Sal ammoniac} [L. sal ammoniacus], the salt usually called {chloride of ammonium}, and formerly {muriate of ammonia}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sal ammoniac — Sal Sal (s[a^]l), n. [L. See {Salt}.] (Chem. & Pharm.) Salt. [1913 Webster] {Sal absinthii} [NL.] (Old Chem.), an impure potassium carbonate obtained from the ashes of wormwood ({Artemisia Absinthium}). {Sal acetosell[ae]} [NL.] (Old Chem.), salt …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sal ammoniac — n. [ME sal armoniak: see SAL & AMMONIAC] AMMONIUM CHLORIDE …   English World dictionary

  • sal ammoniac — ► NOUN dated ▪ ammonium chloride, a white crystalline salt. ORIGIN Latin sal ammoniacus salt of Ammon , from Greek amm niakos of Ammon , used as a name for the salt and gum obtained near the temple of Jupiter Ammon at Siwa in Egypt …   English terms dictionary

  • Sal ammoniac — Infobox mineral name = Sal ammoniac category = Halide Group Mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = formula = NH4Cl molweight = 53.49 g/mol color = Colorless, White, habit = massive, Encrustations system = Isometric twinning = on… …   Wikipedia

  • sal ammoniac — sal am·mo·ni·ac .sal ə mō nē .ak n AMMONIUM CHLORIDE * * * ammonium chloride …   Medical dictionary

  • sal ammoniac — [ˌsal ə məʊnɪak] noun dated ammonium chloride, a white crystalline salt. Origin ME: from L. sal ammoniacus salt of Ammon ; see word history at ammonia …   English new terms dictionary

  • sal ammoniac — sal′ ammo′niac n. chem. ammonium chloride • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • sal ammoniac — noun Etymology: Middle English sal armoniak, from Latin sal ammoniacus, literally, salt of Ammon Date: 14th century ammonium chloride …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sal ammoniac — /sæl əˈmoʊniæk/ (say sal uh mohneeak) noun → ammonium chloride …   Australian English dictionary

  • sal ammoniac — n. ammonium chloride, a white crystalline salt. Etymology: L sal ammoniacus salt of Ammon , associated with the Roman temple of Ammon in N. Africa …   Useful english dictionary

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