Sulfation



noun
1.
Chemistry. a salt or ester of sulfuric acid.
verb (used with object), sulfated, sulfating.
2.
to combine, treat, or impregnate with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or sulfates.
3.
to convert into a sulfate.
4.
Electricity. to form a deposit of lead-sulfate compound on (the lead electrodes of a storage battery).
verb (used without object), sulfated, sulfating.
5.
to become sulfated.

sulfation sul·fa·tion (sŭl-fā’shən)
n.
The addition of sulfate groups as esters to molecules.

sulfate sul·fate (sŭl’fāt’)
n.

A salt or an ester of sulfuric acid.

The bivalent group SO4.

A chemical compound containing such a group.

v. sul·fat·ed, sul·fat·ing, sul·fates

To treat or react with sulfuric acid or a sulfate.

To become sulfated.

sulfate
(sŭl’fāt’)
A salt or ester of sulfuric acid, containing the group SO4.

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