common salt

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Recent Examples on the Web The battery is a manganese-hydrogen battery, and it’s made by dissolving manganese sulfate, a common salt, in water. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "New Water-Based Battery Could Help Store Solar and Wind Energy," 7 May 2018 This step, called reverse osmosis, removes ions smaller than magnesium and sulphate, particularly the sodium and chloride ions that make up common salt and that give seawater its characteristic taste. The Economist, "A membrane that can remove salts from water more efficiently," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of common salt

1585, in the meaning defined above

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“Common salt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20salt. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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common salt

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