double salt
noun Date: circa 1849 a salt (as an alum) yielding on hydrolysis two different cations or anions

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  • Double salt — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Double salt — Double salts are salts containing more than one cation or anion. They form when more than one salt is dissolved in a liquid and when together they crystallize in a regular pattern. A well known double salt is alum containing two cations… …   Wikipedia

  • Double salt — Double Dou ble (d[u^]b l), a. [OE. doble, duble, double, OF. doble, duble, double, F. double, fr. L. duplus, fr. the root of duo two, and perh. that of plenus full; akin to Gr. diplo os double. See {Two}, and {Full}, and cf. {Diploma}, {Duple}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • double salt — n. Chem. 1. a salt, as Rochelle salt, which in solution produces two different cations or anions 2. any compound regarded as a combination of two salts …   English World dictionary

  • double salt — dviguboji druska statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Druska, sudaryta iš dviejų rūšių katijonų ir vienos rūgšties liekanos. atitikmenys: angl. binary salt; double salt rus. двойная соль …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • double salt — dou′ble salt′ n. chem. a salt that crystallizes as a single substance but ionizes as two distinct salts when dissolved • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • double salt — noun a solution of two simple salts that forms a single substance on crystallization • Hypernyms: ↑salt, ↑solid solution, ↑primary solid solution • Hyponyms: ↑alum, ↑potassium alum, ↑potash alum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • double salt — Chem. a salt that crystallizes as a single substance but ionizes as two distinct salts when dissolved, as carnallite, KMgCl3·6H2O. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • double salt — any salt in which the two hydrogen atoms of a dibasic acid have been replaced by two separate metals or basic radicals, as in potassium sodium tartrate …   Medical dictionary

  • double salt — noun Chemistry a salt composed of two simple salts but with a different crystal structure from either …   English new terms dictionary

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