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} 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 oxide — noun : the dioxide SnO2 of tin that occurs in nature as cassiterite, is produced artificially as a crystalline powder when anhydrous, and is used chiefly in ceramic colors, in vitreous enamels and glazes as an opacifier, in glass, and in polishes …   Useful english dictionary

  • stannic oxide — SnO2; used in industry; it is a cause of pneumoconiosis. SYN: tin oxide. * * * a compound found in nature as the mineral cassiterite, or produced through a reaction between tin and concentrated nitric acid at high temperatures. Used as a… …   Medical dictionary

  • stannic oxide — Chem. a white, amorphous, water insoluble powder, SnO2, used chiefly in the manufacture of ceramic glazes and glass, and of polishing powders for metal, glass, and marble. Also called tin ash. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • stannic oxide — /stænɪk ˈɒksaɪd/ (say stanik oksuyd) noun a white, amorphous, insoluble powder, SnO2, used in polishing powders, etc …   Australian 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 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 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 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 anhydride — alavo(IV) oksidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė SnO₂ atitikmenys: angl. stannic anhydride; tin dioxide; tin(IV) oxide rus. олова двуокись; олова диоксид; олова(IV) оксид ryšiai: sinonimas – alavo dioksidas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • tin oxide — stannic oxide …   Medical dictionary

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