chloroplatinic acid

noun
chlo·ro·platinic acid

Definition of chloroplatinic acid 

: an acid H2PtCl6 obtained usually as red-brown deliquescent crystals of the hexahydrate by the action of aqua regia on metallic platinum and used chiefly in analysis

called also platinic chloride

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