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Ammonium carbonate
also called "baker's ammonia" and was a forerunner to the more modern leavening agents baking soda and baking powder and has one more synonym

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  1. the commercial salt, formerly known as sal volatile or salt of hartshorn

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 13, 2009
  2. used when crushed as a smelling salt

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  3. As well as in smelling salts, as mentioned, ammonium carbonate is still used for leavening in particular recipes, particular northern European and Scandinavian

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  4. can be crushed when needed in order to revive someone who has fainted

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  5. historically obtained by the dry distillation of nitrogenous organic matter such as hair, horn, decomposed urine, etc

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