Solvay process

noun
Sol·​vay process | \ ˈsäl-ˌvā- How to pronounce Solvay process (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Solvay process

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Solvay process

Ernest Solvay †1922 Belgian chemist

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The first known use of Solvay process was in 1884

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“Solvay process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Solvay%20process. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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