Solvay process

noun Sol·vay process \ˈsäl-ˌvā-\

Definition of Solvay process

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of solvay process

Ernest Solvay †1922 Belgian chemist

First Known Use: 1884

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