(chemistry, obsolete) A heavy white amorphouspowder (NH2.HgCl) obtained by adding ammonia to a solution of mercuric chloride or corrosive sublimate; amido-mercuric chloride.
(chemistry, obsolete) A white crystalline substance obtained by adding a solution of corrosive sublimate to a solution of sal ammoniac.
White-precipitate Sentence Examples
Normal cadmium carbonates are unknown, a white precipitate of variable composition being obtained on the addition of solutions of the alkaline carbonates to soluble cadmium salts.
Cadmium hydroxide, Cd(OH) 2, is obtained as a white precipitate by adding potassium hydroxide to a solution of any soluble cadmium salt.
The molybdates may be recognized by the fact that they give a white precipitate on the addition of hydrochloric or nitric acids to their solutions, and that with reducing agents (zinc and sulphuric acid) they give generally a blue coloration which turns to a green and finally to a brown colour.
With ferric chloride it gives a violet coloration, and with bromine water a white precipitate of tribromphenol.
If excess of a mineral acid be added to a solution of an alkaline thiogermanate a white precipitate of germanium disulphide, GeS2, is obtained.