Leblanc process


Le·​blanc process
: a process formerly used for manufacturing soda by treating salt with sulfuric acid, heating the resulting sodium sulfate with limestone and coal, and extracting with water the soluble sodium carbonate from the dark-colored mass formed
also : a similar process for manufacturing potash

Word History


after Nicolas Leblanc †1806 French chemist

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“Leblanc process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leblanc%20process. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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