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} 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stannic chloride — noun a colorless caustic liquid made by treating tin with chlorine • Hypernyms: ↑chloride * * * noun : a mobile liquid compound SnCl4 that fumes in moist air, that is made usually by the action of chlorine on tin (as in recovering tin from scrap) …   Useful english dictionary

  • stannic chloride — alavo(IV) chloridas statusas T sritis chemija formulė SnCl₄ atitikmenys: angl. stannic chloride; tin tetrachloride; tin(IV) chloride rus. олова(IV) хлорид; олово четыреххлористое ryšiai: sinonimas – alavo tetrachloridas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • stannic chloride — Chem. a colorless fuming and caustic liquid, SnCl4, soluble in water and alcohol, that converts with water to a crystalline solid: used for electrically conductive and electroluminescent coatings and in ceramics. Also called tin chloride, tin… …   Universalium

  • stannic chloride — SnCl4; a fuming liquid (fuming spirit of Libavius), specific gravity 2.23, boiling point 115°C, that forms several hydrates; the pentahydrate (butter of tin) is used for mordanting and “loading” or “weighting” silk. * * * a caustic liquid used as …   Medical 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 — /stænɪk ˈæsəd/ (say stanik asuhd) noun any of a series of amorphous powders with the general formula SnO2.XH2O; alpha stannic acid is formed by the action of alkalis on stannic chloride and beta stannic acid by the action of nitric acid on… …   Australian English dictionary

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

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