Stannic Stan"nic (-n[i^]k), a. [L. stannum tin: cf. F. stannique.] (Chem.) Of or pertaining to tin; derived from or containing tin; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with {stannous} compounds. [1913 Webster]

{Stannic acid}. (a) A hypothetical substance, {Sn(OH)4}, analogous to silicic acid, and called also {normal stannic acid}. (b) Metastannic acid.

{Stannic chloride}, a thin, colorless, fuming liquid, {SnCl4}, used as a mordant in calico printing and dyeing; -- formerly called {spirit of tin}, or {fuming liquor of Libavius}.

{Stannic oxide}, tin oxide, {SnO2}, produced artificially as a white amorphous powder, and occurring naturally in the mineral cassiterite. It is used in the manufacture of white enamels, and, under the name of {putty powder}, for polishing glass, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • stannic — containing tin, 1790, from Mod.L. stannum, from L.L. stannum tin (earlier alloy of silver and lead ), a scribal alteration of L. stagnum, probably from a Celtic source (Cf. Ir. stan tin, Cornish, Bret. sten, Welsh ystaen). The Latin word is the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stannic — [stan′ik] adj. [< LL stannum (see STANNARY) + IC] of or containing tin, specif. tetravalent tin …   English World dictionary

  • stannic — adj. Chem. of or relating to tetravalent tin (stannic acid; stannic chloride). Etymology: LL stannum tin …   Useful english dictionary

  • stannic — adjective Etymology: probably from French stannique, from Late Latin stannum tin, from Latin stagnum, an alloy of silver and lead Date: 1790 of, relating to, or containing tin especially with a valence of four …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stannic — /stan ik/, adj. Chem. of or containing tin, esp. in the tetravalent state. [1780 90; STANN(UM) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • stannic — adjective Containing tetravalent tin …   Wiktionary

  • stannic — Relating to tin, especially when in combination in its higher valency. [L. stannum, tin] * * * stan·nic stan ik adj of, relating to, or containing tin esp. with a valence of four * * * stan·nic (stanґik) containing tin as a quadrivalent element …   Medical dictionary

  • stannic — stan·nic || stænɪk adj. of or containing tin (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stannic — [ stanɪk] adjective Chemistry of tin with a valency of four; of tin(IV). Origin C18: from late L. stannum tin + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • stannic — stan·nic …   English syllables

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