double salt definition

  • noun:
    • A salt, such alum, that ionizes in solution as though it were two individual salts but kinds an individual material upon crystallization.
    • a great option of two easy salts, usually in a certain proportion
    • a salt regarded as formed because of the union of two distinct salts, as typical alum, potassium aluminium sulphate. See under dual.
    • a remedy of two simple salts that forms just one material on crystallization
  • adjective:
    • A molecular combination of two distinct salts, as common alum, which comes with the sulphate of aluminum, and also the sulphate of potassium or ammonium.

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