Leblanc process

noun Le·blanc process \ləˈbläⁿ-, -äŋk-\

Definition of Leblanc process

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of leblanc process

after Nicolas Leblanc †1806 French chemist


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