hy·​drox·​yl·​ammonium | \ (¦)hī¦dräksə̇l+ \

Definition of hydroxylammonium

: the univalent cation HONH3+ derived from hydroxylamine and present in its salts which are obtainable by hydrolysis of a primary nitroparaffin (as nitromethane) with water and a strong acid hydroxylammonium chloride HONH3Cl or hydroxylamine hydrochloride NH2OH.HCl

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History and Etymology for hydroxylammonium

International Scientific Vocabulary hydroxyl (from English) + ammonium

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“Hydroxylammonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxylammonium. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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