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[al-uh m] /ˈæl əm/
Also called potash alum, potassium alum. a crystalline solid, aluminum potassium sulfate, K 2 SO 4 ⋅Al 2 (SO 4) 3 ⋅24H 2 O, used in medicine as an astringent and styptic, in dyeing and tanning, and in many technical processes.
one of a class of double sulfates analogous to the , as aluminum ammonium sulfate, having the general formula R 2 SO 4 ⋅X 2 (SO 4) 3 ⋅24H 2 O, where R is a univalent alkali metal or ammonium, and X one of a number of trivalent metals.
(not in technical use) aluminum sulfate.
Also called potash alum. a colourless soluble hydrated double sulphate of aluminium and potassium used in the manufacture of mordants and pigments, in dressing leather and sizing paper, and in medicine as a styptic and astringent. Formula: K2SO4.Al2(SO4)3.24H2O
any of a group of isomorphic double sulphates of a monovalent metal or group and a trivalent metal. Formula: X2SO4.Y2(SO4)3.24H2O, where X is monovalent and Y is trivalent
late 14c., “whitish mineral salt used as an astringent, dye, etc.,” from Old French alum, from Latin alumen “alum,” literally “bitter salt,” cognate with Greek aludoimos “bitter” and perhaps with English ale.
alum al·um (āl’əm)
Any of various double sulfates of a trivalent metal such as aluminum or iron and a univalent metal such as potassium or sodium that are used as topical astringents and styptics.
Any of various crystalline double salts of a trivalent metal (such as aluminum, chromium, or iron) and a monovalent metal (such as potassium or sodium), especially aluminum potassium sulfate. Alum is widely used in industry as a hardener and purifier, and in medicine as an emetic and to stop bleeding.
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noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, KSbO 3 , used chiefly as a pigment in paints.
noun, Chemistry. 1. . noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology. 1. a white, water-soluble, sweet and metallic-tasting, poisonous powder or granules, C 4 H 4 KO 7 Sb, used as a mordant for dyeing textiles and leather, and in medicine as an expectorant, for inducing vomiting, and for infections by schistosomes. noun 1. another name for antimony potassium […]
- Potassium-argon dating
[puh-tas-ee-uh m-ahr-gon] /pəˈtæs i əmˌɑr gɒn/ noun, Geology. 1. a method for estimating the age of a mineral or rock, based on measurement of the rate of decay of radioactive potassium into argon. noun 1. a technique for determining the age of minerals based on the occurrence in natural potassium of a small fixed amount […]
noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology. 1. a white, crystalline, slightly alkaline, salty-tasting, water-soluble powder, KHCO 3 , produced by the passage of carbon dioxide through an aqueous potassium carbonate solution: used in cookery as a leavening agent and in medicine as an antacid. potassium bicarbonate n. A compound in the form of a white powder or colorless […]