gold chloride

noun

Definition of gold chloride

  1. 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. 2 :  chloroauric acid —used chiefly commercially

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