Patera process

noun
Pa·​tera process | \ pəˈtārə- \

Definition of Patera process

: extraction of silver from its ores by roasting with salt, leaching out the silver chloride with a solution of sodium thiosulfate, and precipitating the silver as sulfide by means of sodium sulfide

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History and Etymology for Patera process

after Adolf von Patera, 19th century German metallurgist

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“Patera process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Patera%20process. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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