white precipitate

noun

Definition of white precipitate

  1. :  either of two mercury-ammonia compounds: a :  ammoniated mercury b :  a crystalline compound Hg(NH3)2Cl2 usually obtained by adding a solution of mercuric chloride to a hot solution of ammonia and ammonium chloride —called also fusible white precipitate

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1588


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