In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Soaps are created by the chemical reaction of a fatty acid with an alkali metal hydroxide.
- Nitrates are formed from reacting nitric acid with metal oxides, hydroxides, or carbonates.
- Carbonates and hydroxides are generally insoluble.
- Initially, the ammonia and carbon dioxide reacts with water to form the weak electrolytes, ammonium hydroxide and carbonic acid.
- Therefore, they are neutralized by the hydroxide and hydrogen ions, and the resultant solution is neutral.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.