Liquor of silicum

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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

Resources and Citations

  • 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

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