sulfate

Definitions of sulfate
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n a salt or ester of sulphuric acid

Synonyms:
sulphate
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barium sulfate, barium sulphate, blanc fixe
a white insoluble radiopaque powder used as a pigment
copper sulfate, copper sulphate, cupric sulfate, cupric sulphate
a copper salt made by the action of sulfuric acid on copper oxide
magnesium sulfate
a salt of magnesium
SLS, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauryl sulphate
a caustic detergent useful for removing grease; although commonly included in personal care items (shampoos and toothpastes etc.) it can irritate skin and should not be swallowed
sodium sulfate, sodium sulphate
a solid white bitter salt used in manufacturing glass and paper and dyes and pharmaceuticals
white vitriol, zinc sulfate, zinc sulphate, zinc vitriol
a colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc
blue copperas, blue stone, blue vitriol, chalcanthite
hydrated blue crystalline form of copper sulfate
Epsom salts, bitter salts
hydrated magnesium sulfate that is taken orally to treat heartburn and constipation and injected to prevent seizures
Type of:
salt
a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

v convert into a sulfate

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