What is SULPHATE?

A salt of sulphuric acid. Sulphuric acid being dibasic, there are acid and basic salts. Ss., Test for, in Urine; acidify with hydrochloric acid; then add a solution of barium chlorid, and if soluble sulphates be present, a white, crystalline precipitate falls. Compare with that from healthy urine ai> to abnormality of amount. See Tests, Table of.

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