double salt


: a salt (such as an alum) yielding on hydrolysis two different cations or anions

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double salt was circa 1849

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“Double salt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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