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noun - a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum
noun - a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum
noun - a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
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|a colourless astringent compound which is a hydrated double sulphate of aluminium and potassium, used in solution in dyeing and tanning.|
|a chemical substance containing aluminium used in dyeing ( changing the colour of something) and as an astringent ( substance that causes skin to tighten)|
|Any of various double sulfates of a trivalent metal such as aluminum, chromium, or iron and a univalent metal such as potassium or sodium, especially aluminum potassium sulfate, AlK(SO4)212H2O, widely used in industry as clarifiers, hardeners, and purifiers and medicinally as topical astringents and styptics.|
|Informal An alumna or alumnus.|
|A colourless astringent compound which is a hydrated double sulphate of aluminium and potassium, used in solution in dyeing and tanning.|
|A former pupil or student of a school, college, or university an alumnus or alumna.|
|a double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things)|
|a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum|
|a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum|
|a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)|
An alum () is a type of chemical compound, usually a hydrated double sulfate salt of aluminium with the general formula XAl(SO4)2·12H2O, where X is a monovalent cation such as potassium or ammonium. By itself, "alum" often refers to potassium alum, with the formula KAl(SO4)2·12H2O. Other alums are named after the monovalent ion, such as sodium alum and ammonium alum. |
* The name "alum" is also used, more generally, for salts with the same formula and structure, except that aluminium is replaced by another trivalent metal ion like chromium(III), and/or sulfur is replaced by other chalcogen like selenium. The most common of these analogs is chrome alum KCr(SO4)2·12H2O.
* In some industries, the name "alum" (or "papermaker's alum") is used to refer to aluminium sulfate Al2(SO4)3·nH2O. Most industrial flocculation done with "alum" actually uses aluminium sulfate. In medicine, "alum" may also refer to aluminium hydroxide gel used as a vaccine adjuvant.