Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as chlorid: formerly so called on the erroneous assumption that muriatic acid was an oxygen acid, and that chlorin differed from it in containing more oxygen.
- n. obsolete chlorate
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Old Chem.) A salt of the supposed oxymuriatic acid; a chloride.
“SnCl_ ·5H_ O, and is known commercially as oxymuriate of tin.”
“Take emulsion of bitter almonds, one pint; oxymuriate of quicksilver, two and one-half pints; sal ammoniac, one dram.”
“The horse's caperings so discomposed Maurice that he could scarcely collect his wits enough to answer: 'Some signal rocket on a new principle -- detonating powder, composed of oxymuriate -- Oh! Rotherwood, take care!”
“Note in particular: oxy-muriatic acid = the element chlorine phosphat of lime = calcium diphosphate _or_ the element calcium glucium = the element beryllium muriatic acid = hydrochloric acid muriat of lime = calcium chloride oxymuriate of potash = potassium chlorate carbonic acid = carbon dioxide”
“The comparatively modern method of bleaching with oxymuriate of lime, or chlorine in substance, with the ad-libitum and unacknowledged admixture of gypsum (to give weight and firmness to the paper) are, I believe, the true causes of the defects in question, which are to be found more in modern books and prints than in those of an earlier date, and do not arise from damp, as the term "_mildew_" might seem to imply, although the same appearance no doubt arises from that cause alone in the older paper.”
“(still called “muriatic acid” for some commercial uses) muriat of lime = calcium chloride oxymuriate of potash = potassium chlorate muriat of soda = sodium chloride (table salt) carbonic acid = carbon dioxide”
“a dram; oxymuriate of quicksilver, four grains; divide the two last in spirit, and gradually add the water to them; add another half pint of water, mix well together, and it is ready for use.”
“The water is pungently salt, like oxymuriate of soda.”
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