potassium alum

potassium alum n ALUM (1a)

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[USP] alum prepared with the addition of potassium; used topically as an astringent.

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  • Potassium alum — Chembox new Name = Potassium aluminium sulfate ImageSize = 200px OtherNames = potassium alum, potash alum Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 7784 24 9 Section2 = Chembox Properties Formula = KAl(SO4)2 MolarMass = 258.207 g/mol Density = 1.76… …   Wikipedia

  • potassium alum — noun a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum • Syn: ↑alum, ↑potash alum • Hypernyms: ↑aluminum, ↑aluminium, ↑Al, ↑atomic number 13, ↑double salt * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • potassium alum — Chem. alum1 (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • aluminium-potassium alum — aliuminio kalio alūnas statusas T sritis chemija formulė KAl(SO₄)₂·12H₂O atitikmenys: angl. aluminium potassium alum; aluminium potassium sulfate rus. алюминиево калиевые квасцы ryšiai: sinonimas – aliuminio kalio bis(tetraoksosulfatas)… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Alum — This article is about the chemical compound. For other uses, see Alum (disambiguation). Bulk alum Alum (  / …   Wikipedia

  • alum — alum1 /al euhm/, n. Chem. 1. Also called potash alum, potassium alum. a crystalline solid, aluminum potassium sulfate, K2SO4·Al2(SO4)3·24H2O, used in medicine as an astringent and styptic, in dyeing and tanning, and in many technical processes. 2 …   Universalium

  • alum — A double sulfate of aluminum and of an alkaline earth element or ammonium; chemically, an a. is any one of the markedly astringent double salts formed by a combination of a sulfate of aluminum, iron, manga …   Medical dictionary

  • alum — /ˈæləm / (say aluhm) noun 1. an astringent crystalline substance, a double sulphate of aluminium and potassium, K2SO4.Al2(SO4)3.24H2O, or KAl(SO4)2.12H2O, used in medicine, dyeing, and many technical processes. 2. one of a class of double… …   Australian English dictionary

  • alum — alum1 [al′əm] n. [ME & OFr < L alumen, alum: for IE base see ALE] 1. a double sulfate of a monovalent metal or radical (as sodium, potassium, or ammonium) with a trivalent metal (as aluminum, iron, or chromium): it is used as an astringent, as …   English World dictionary

  • Alum — Al um, n. [OE. alum, alom, OF. alum, F. alun, fr. L. alumen alum.] (Chem.) A double sulphate formed of aluminium and some other element (esp. an alkali metal) or of aluminium. It has twenty four molecules of water of crystallization. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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