ammonium carbonate definition

  • noun:
    • A carbonate of ammonium, (NH4)2CO3.
    • The white, crystalline dual salt of ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbamate, NH4HCO3·NH2COONH4, produced commercially and used in smelling salts and baking dust.
    • The ammonium salt of carbonic acid, (NH4)2CO3; a white dust, smelling of ammonia, used in the planning of smelling salts and cooking dust.
    • a carbonate of ammonium; used in the manufacture of smelling salts and baking powder and ammonium substances
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