Definition of Solvay process
: a process for making soda from common salt by passing carbon dioxide into ammoniacal brine resulting in precipitation of sodium bicarbonate which is then calcined to carbonate
Origin of solvay process
Ernest Solvay †1922 Belgian chemist
First Known Use: 1884
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