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- adj. Capable of being salified.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of neutralizing an acid to form a salt; -- said of bases; thus, ammonia is salifiable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being salified, or of combining with an acid to form a salt.
As urea is converted into ammonium carbonate in the first stage of the action of the ferment, a supply of salifiable base would at first be present, but would gradually be consumed.
It requires for its favourable development air, warmth, moisture, absence of strong light, presence of a salifiable base -- viz., carbonate of lime -- the presence of certain mineral food-constituents, such as phosphates, and a certain amount of alkalinity.
The substance which acts as this salifiable base is _lime_.
Mr. Fremy promises an examination of the question whether gold is able, in combining with oxygen, to form a salifiable base, as has been asserted.
Oils, properly so called, unite with salifiable bases and form soap; whereas the essential or volatile oils,
By no means; on the contrary, they are frequently met with in the state of compound salts; these, however, are in general not fully saturated with the salifiable bases, so that the acid predominates; and, in this state, they are called _acidulous_ salts.
The name of each salt is composed both of that of the acid and the salifiable base; and it terminates in _at_ or _it_, according to the degree of the oxygenation of the acid.
Thus, for instance, all those salts which are formed by the combination of the sulphuric acid with any of the salifiable bases are called _sulphats_, and the name of the radical is added for the specific distinction of the salt; if it be potash, it will compose a _sulphat of potash_; if ammonia, _sulphat of ammonia_, &c.
There must be an immense number of compound salts, since there is so great a variety of salifiable radicals, as well as of salifying principles.
_salifiable bases_ or _radicals_; and the acids, _salifying principles_.
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