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Definition of "spiegeleisen" []

  • An alloy of iron containing approximately 15 percent manganese and small quantities of carbon and silicon, used in the Bessemer process. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spiegeleisen" in a sentence
  • "These two elements are then restored to the iron by adding spiegeleisen (an alloy of iron, carbon and manganese)."
  • "We can of course also determine the titration for manganese in a chameleon solution with the greatest certainty by titrating a compound of manganese with an accurately estimated content of it, for instance, a spiegeleisen or ferromanganese; the test is carried out in the following way: The substance, which is to be examined for manganese, is dissolved by means of hydrochloric acid."
  • "For a spiegeleisen not more than 1 gramme of the sample should be taken, and for a ferro-manganese 0.3 gramme."
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