ammonium sulfate

noun

Definition of ammonium sulfate

: a colorless crystalline salt (NH4)2SO4 used chiefly as a fertilizer

Examples of ammonium sulfate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gardeners often apply fertilizer to their crops in mid-summer with a cup of ammonium sulfate (21-0-0), a cup and a third of calcium nitrate (15-0-0), or about half a cup of urea (46-0-0) per 10 feet of row. oregonlive, 19 July 2021 Kowalewski recommends sulfate products such as ferrous sulfate, iron sulfate and ammonium sulfate. oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2021 Kowalewski recommends sulfate products such as ferrous sulfate, iron sulfate and ammonium sulfate. oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2021 Kowalewski recommends sulfate products such as ferrous sulfate, iron sulfate and ammonium sulfate. oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2021 It would be used to trigger a chemical reaction that converts nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxides into ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulfate. Andrea Willige, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Dissolving them in salt water or ammonium sulfate solutions, and then precipitating them out with oxalic acid or ammonium bicarbonate – inexpensive chemicals – does the trick. Willy Shih, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2021 Examples include 5 pounds of ammonium sulfate (21-0-0) or special lawn fertilizers such as 6 pounds of 16-6-8 or 4 pounds of 27-3-4 per 1,000 square feet of lawn. oregonlive, 30 Aug. 2020 Demand for ammonium sulfate, for example, has grown by 5% annually in the last decade in Canada and the United States, according to Canadian fertilizer maker Nutrien Ltd. Julie Ingwersen Reuters, Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of ammonium sulfate

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ammonium sulfate was in 1866

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“Ammonium sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammonium%20sulfate. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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ammonium sulfate

noun

Medical Definition of ammonium sulfate

: a colorless crystalline salt (NH4)2SO4 used as a fertilizer and in medicine as a local analgesic

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