What is MOTHERLIQUOR?

The residual liquor after the chief constituent substance has been removed from it as far as possible by deposition or crystallization. For example, codeine being a more soluble substance than morphine, is contained in the motherliquor after the morphine has crystallized out. Bromine is recovered from the motherliquor left from the manufacture of potassium chloride.

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