Muriate

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Description

An obsolete term used to indicate the presence of chlorine in a compound. It was used prior to the 19th century when chemical names were standardized (Schur 1985). For example, muriate of soda referred to sodium chloride.

Additional Information

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

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