Ley

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Description

Common name for (lye (sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide) used prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985).

Synonyms and Related Terms

lye

Additional Information

S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985