What substance's name derives from a
Greek word meaning "belonging to Ammon"?
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The word ammonia was coined by Swedish chemist
Torbern Bergman because he had gotten the
gas from sal ammoniac - salt that contains ammonium chloride.
These particular salt deposits were found near the
temple of Jupiter Ammon in Libya, thus the name ultimately derives from the
Greek ammoniakon , belonging to
That is curious since many temples
in India are named after different "Amman"s- 'Amman' meaning 'mother/goddess
mother' in Tamil.
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