Definition of ammonium carbonate in English:

ammonium carbonate


  • A white crystalline solid that slowly decomposes giving off ammonia and is an ingredient of sal volatile.

    • ‘Other alkalis, such as ammonium carbonate, sodium tribasic phosphate, acetone, and various glycols (such as triethanolamine, pH 8 at 1% dilution), are sometimes used.’
    • ‘Finally, if ammonium carbonate is placed in water, the weak base ammonium carbonate and weak acid carbonic acid are produced.’
    • ‘Standing urine forms ammonium carbonate which is strongly alkaline.’
    • ‘This substance is known today as ammonium carbonate.’