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But really they were just placed there to strengthen the containers that hold the cigarette packs. Surprisingly, some of these hacks will probably still work today. Of course, I'd first have to figure out what a sal-ammoniac is and where I can find one.
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The term Hammoniacus sal appears in the writings of Pliny, although it is not known whether the term is identical to the more modern sal ammoniac, which was known to the alchemists as early as the 13th century. Chaucer also noted the existence of sal ...
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Natural compounds of ammonia drew Romans to the temple of Amon-Ra in ancient Libya. So-called sal ammoniac – ammonium chloride – drew the attention of Abu Musa Jabir ibn Hayyan, a Muslim alchemist, because of its effect on metals. Only centuries ...

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