a concentrated solution of ammonia, ammonium compounds, and sulfur compounds, obtained as a by-product in the destructive distillation of bituminous coal.
- Ammonia solution
(def 2). Historical Examples A saturated solution of potassium carbonate may be substituted for the ammonia solution. The Barnet Book of Photography Various A third is made with tartaric acid and nitrate of silver, dissolved in ammonia solution, and coloured. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth Tea should not turn black upon immersion […]
- Ammonia water
(def 2). Historical Examples The ammonia water may be made of any strength by diluting if necessary. The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various The chalk is cheap and can be procured with the ammonia water. The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various The ammonia water furnishes large quantities of salts to be used, among other applications, […]
ammonia-lyase ammonia-lyase n. Any of various enzymes that remove ammonia or an amino compound by breaking the C-N bond, leaving a C=C.
Also, ammoniacum [am-uh-nahy-uh-kuh m] /ˌæm əˈnaɪ ə kəm/ (Show IPA). . . Historical Examples Sal ammoniac or ammonium nitrate when dissolved in water produce a much more marked cooling effect than does table salt. Physics Willis Eugene Tower I do not know,’ he once wrote, ‘what is precisely meant by “ammoniac manure.” The Earl of […]