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Meaning of Nessler's reagent

Ness'ler's rea'gent

Pronunciation: (nes'lurz), [key]
  1. an aqueous solution of potassium iodide, mercuric chloride, and potassium hydroxide, used as a test for the presence of ammonia. Also called
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