ammonium molybdate

noun

Definition of ammonium molybdate

: a white crystalline salt used in analytical chemistry as a precipitant of phosphoric acid with which it forms a yellow precipitate of ammonium phosphomolybdate

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First Known Use of ammonium molybdate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Ammonium molybdate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammonium%20molybdate. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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