from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A salt of sulphuric acid.
  • To form a deposit of lead sulphate on, as a lead plate or plates of a secondary battery or a secondary cell.
  • To convert (red lead used as a coloring material, as on placards) into lead sulphate by means of dilute sulphuric acid.
  • To form a sulphate (especially a lead sulphate) deposit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A salt of sulphuric acid.

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  • noun UK, chemistry Alternative spelling of sulfate.
  • verb UK, chemistry Alternative spelling of sulfate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a salt or ester of sulphuric acid


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  • I assume that a kind of alcohol thorinate, an ester comparable with the acid alcohol sulphate, is produced at the surface of the oxide and from this I deduce that this thorinate must, like the sulphate, react with various substances and thus induce, as a catalyst, various reactions with alcohols.

    Paul Sabatier - Nobel Lecture

  • Another unusual phosphate derivative had been indicated through the function of ATP in sulphate activation.

    Fritz Lipmann - Biography

  • Sodium sulphate is another natural resource of the Province of Saskatchewan that is being rapidly developed.

    An Address by Major L.L. Anthes

  • These boiling springs are said to contain sulphate of lime, carbonic acid, and muriate of soda, and the Indians make salt in their neighbourhood, precisely as they did in the time of Montezuma, with the difference, as Humboldt informs us, that then they used vessels of clay, and now they use copper caldrons.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • Abrasion is significantly reduced during this time as well -- more synthetic ingredients were added (such as sodium lauryl sulphate, which is a foaming agent), as well as sweeteners.

    Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.: The History of Toothpaste: From 5000 BC to the Present

  • About one-half of the total products of combustion of black gunpowder of ordinary composition consists of potassium carbonate in a finely divided condition and of potassium sulphate, which is produced chiefly by the burning in the air of potassium sulphide, another production of combustion, as on the outrushing gases it is borne into the air in a fine state of division.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, September 26, 1891

  • A few drops of this mixture will disappear if the lime is equal or in excess of the copper sulphate, that is, it will be neutralized, but if it is not, they will remain a bright purplish red.

    Apple Growing

  • Permanently hard waters are those containing mainly calcium sulphate, which is only precipitated at the high temperatures found in the boiler itself, 300 degrees

    Steam, Its Generation and Use

  • All clay contains aluminum, in what is known as the sulphate form, and water passing through the clay of the earth thereby becomes purified, because of this element.

    Electricity for Boys

  • On cooling and extracting with water, the sulphur will pass into solution as potassium sulphate, which is then filtered off from the insoluble oxides of iron, copper,

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.


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