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carbonate Idioms & Phrases


ammonium carbonate

  • noun a carbonate of ammonium; used in the manufacture of smelling salts and baking powder and ammonium compounds
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calcium carbonate

  • noun a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone
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carbonated water

  • noun effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide
    seltzer; sparkling water; soda water; club soda.
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hydrogen carbonate

  • noun a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
    bicarbonate.
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lead carbonate

  • noun a poisonous white pigment that contains lead
    ceruse; white lead.
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lithium carbonate

  • noun a white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug; the drug (trade names Lithane or Lithonate or Eskalith) is used to treat some forms of depression and manic episodes of manic-depressive disorder
    Lithane; Eskalith; Lithonate.
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magnesium carbonate

  • noun a very white crystalline salt that occurs naturally as magnesite or as dolomite
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potassium acid carbonate

  • noun a crystalline salt (KHCO3) that is used in baking powder and as an antacid
    potassium acid carbonate; potassium bicarbonate.
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potassium carbonate

  • noun a white salt (K2CO3) that is basic in solution; used to make glass and cleansing agents
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potassium hydrogen carbonate

  • noun a crystalline salt (KHCO3) that is used in baking powder and as an antacid
    potassium acid carbonate; potassium bicarbonate.
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Sodium carbonate

  • noun a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper
    sal soda; washing soda; soda ash; soda.
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  • a white crystalline substance, Na2CO3.10H2O, having a cooling alkaline taste, found in the ashes of many plants, and produced artifically in large quantities from common salt. It is used in making soap, glass, paper, etc., and as alkaline agent in many chemical industries. Called also sal soda, washing soda, or soda. Cf. Sodium bicarbonate, above and Trona.
Webster 1913

sodium hydrogen carbonate

  • noun a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid
    baking soda; sodium bicarbonate; saleratus; bicarbonate of soda.
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