Liquor of silicum

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Description

Common name for potassium carbonate used prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). It was also called liquor of flints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

potassium carbonate; liquor of flints

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