Solvay process definition by Webster's New World
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a process for making soda (sodium carbonate) by treating common salt (sodium chloride) with ammonia and carbon dioxide
Origin: developed by Ernest Solvay (1838-1922), Belg chemist
Solvay process definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A process used to produce large quantities of sodium carbonate from sodium chloride, ammonia, and carbon dioxide.
Origin: After Ernest Solvay (1838-1922), Belgian chemist and industrialist.
solvay process - Science Definition
A process used to produce large quantities of sodium carbonate. In the Solvay process, salt (sodium chloride) is treated with ammonia and then carbon dioxide, producing sodium bicarbonate and ammonium chloride. The ammonium chloride is usually combined with lime to produce ammonia (recycled for reuse) and calcium chloride.