Sentence Examples


  • Berthollet in 1788 by acting with ammonia on precipitated silver oxide.
  • To the residue add ammonia, shake, then filter.
  • If it possesses an alkaline or acid reaction, it must be tested in the first case for ammonia, and in the second case for a volatile acid, such as sulphuric, nitric, hydrochloric, &c.
  • Nitrogen may be detected by the evolution of ammonia when the substance is heated with soda-lime.
  • Boyle recognized many reagents which gave precipitates with certain solutions: he detected sulphuric and hydrochloric acids by the white precipitates formed with calcium chloride and silver nitrate respectively; ammonia by the white cloud formed with the vapours of nitric or hydrochloric acids; and copper by the deep blue solution formed by a solution of ammonia.