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From the Swedish trona or from the Spanish trona, both derived from the Arabic (atrūn), which derives from the Arabic (natrūn); from the Ancient Greek νίτρον (nitron), from the Ancient Egyptian ntry.


  1. A saline evaporite, consisting of mixture of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, Na3HCO3CO3·2H2O.



  1. Definite singular of trone


  1. Past tense of trone
  2. Past participle of trone

Extensive Definition

This page is about the mineral. For the town, please see Trona, California; for the geological feature, please see Trona Pinnacles.
Trona, hydrated sodium bicarbonate carbonate (Na3HCO3CO3·2H2O), is an evaporite mineral. It is mined as the primary source of sodium carbonate in the United States, where it has replaced the Solvay process used in most of the rest of the world for sodium carbonate production.

See also

trona in Catalan: Trona
trona in German: Trona
trona in Italian: Trona
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