Nessler's reagent


Ness·​ler's reagent ˈnes-lərz- How to pronounce Nessler's reagent (audio)
: an alkaline solution of potassium mercuric iodide used in chemical analysis especially in a test for ammonia in aqueous solution (as when obtained from water, blood, or urine) with which it forms a yellowish brown color or precipitate

called also Nessler's solution

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“Nessler's reagent.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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