ammonium bicarbonate


Definition of ammonium bicarbonate

: a white crystalline salt NH4HCO3 made by passing carbon dioxide through an aqueous ammonia solution and used chiefly in baking powders and in fire-extinguishing compositions

called also ammonium acid carbonate, ammonium hydrogen carbonate

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First Known Use of ammonium bicarbonate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Ammonium bicarbonate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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