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Solvay process

noun Sol·vay process \ˈsäl-ˌvā-\

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
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Origin of SOLVAY PROCESS

Ernest Solvay †1922 Belgian chemist
First Known Use: 1884

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