Glauber's salt


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Glau·ber's salt

 (glou′bərz)
n.
A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2SO4·10H2O, used in paper and glass manufacturing and as a cathartic and diuretic.

[After Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604-1668), German chemist.]
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Glauber's salt

(ˈɡlaʊbəz) or

Glauber salt

n
(Elements & Compounds) the crystalline decahydrate of sodium sulphate
[C18: named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist]
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Glau′ber's salt′

(ˈglaʊ bərz)
n.
a form of sodium sulfate, a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na2SO4•10H2O, used chiefly in textile dyeing and as a cathartic.
[1730–40; after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist]
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Noun1.Glauber's salt - (Na2SO4.10H2O) a colorless salt used as a cathartic
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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The Glauber's salt was added and the temperature was further raised to around 90 AdegC.
at 60 [degree]C and liquor ratio 10:1, using the quantities of Glauber's salt (exhaustion for 30 min) and soda ash (fixation for 60 min) as shown in Table 2.