white precipitate

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Noun[edit]

white precipitate (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) A heavy white amorphous powder (NH2.HgCl) obtained by adding ammonia to a solution of mercuric chloride or corrosive sublimate; amido-mercuric chloride.
  2. (chemistry, obsolete) A white crystalline substance obtained by adding a solution of corrosive sublimate to a solution of sal ammoniac.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.