gold chloride


Definition of gold chloride

1 : a chloride of gold especially : the trichloride AuCl3 or Au2Cl6 obtained as a dark red crystalline mass by the action of chlorine on heated gold and used chiefly in photography and in gilding and coloring ceramic ware and glass
2 : chloroauric acid used chiefly commercially

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“Gold chloride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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