Gay-Lussac tower

noun

Definition of Gay-Lussac tower

: a large packed tower that is situated after the chambers in the chamber process of making sulfuric acid and that contains strong sulfuric acid for absorbing nitrogen oxides from the spent gases with the formation of nitrous vitriol — see glover tower

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after J. L. Gay-Lussac

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