Stannic acid

Stannic acid
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 acid — noun Etymology: probably from French acide stannique : any of various amorphous acid substances that behave like hydrates of stannic oxide and yield stannic oxide when calcined: as a. : a highly hydrated substance obtainable as a gelatinous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stannic acid — Chem. any of the series of acids usually occurring as amorphous powders and varying in composition from H2SnO3 (alpha stannic acid) to H4SnO4. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • stannic acid — noun The hypothetical acidic form of tin dioxide (SnO) that is the parent of the stannates …   Wiktionary

  • normal stannic acid — 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}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alpha-stannic acid — noun see stannic acid * * * /al feuh stan ik, al /. Chem. See under stannic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • alpha-stannic acid — /al feuh stan ik, al /. Chem. See under stannic acid. * * * …   Universalium

  • beta-stannic acid — noun see stannic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stannic chloride — 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}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stannic oxide — 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}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English