volatile alkali
Ammonia Am*mo"ni*a, n. [From sal ammoniac, which was first obtaining near the temple of Jupiter Ammon, by burning camel's dung. See {Ammoniac}.] (Chem.) A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, {NH3}, with a pungent smell and taste: -- often called {volatile alkali}, and {spirits of hartshorn}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Volatile alkali — Volatile Vol a*tile, a. [F. volatil, L. volatilis, fr. volare to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, E. velocity. Cf. {Volley}.] 1. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly. [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Volatile alkali — Alkali Al ka*li (?; 277), n.; pl. {Alkalis} or {Alkalies}. [F. alcali, ultimately fr. Ar. alqal[=i] ashes of the plant saltwort, fr. qalay to roast in a pan, fry.] 1. Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) One of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • volatile alkali — noun (obsolete) Ammonia • • • Main Entry: ↑volatile …   Useful english dictionary

  • volatile alkali — amoniakinis vanduo statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis 20–25% vandeninis amoniako tirpalas. atitikmenys: angl. ammonia liquor; ammonia water; aqua ammonia; volatile alkali rus. аммиак; аммиачная вода ryšiai: sinonimas – amoniakas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • volatile alkali — ammonia …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • volatile alkali — Ammonia, ammoniacal gas …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Volatile — Vol a*tile, a. [F. volatil, L. volatilis, fr. volare to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, E. velocity. Cf. {Volley}.] 1. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Volatile liniment — Volatile Vol a*tile, a. [F. volatil, L. volatilis, fr. volare to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, E. velocity. Cf. {Volley}.] 1. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly. [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Volatile oils — Volatile Vol a*tile, a. [F. volatil, L. volatilis, fr. volare to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, E. velocity. Cf. {Volley}.] 1. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly. [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alkali — Al ka*li (?; 277), n.; pl. {Alkalis} or {Alkalies}. [F. alcali, ultimately fr. Ar. alqal[=i] ashes of the plant saltwort, fr. qalay to roast in a pan, fry.] 1. Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) One of a class… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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