silicon tetrachloride


Definition of silicon tetrachloride

: a colorless fuming corrosive liquid SiCl4 made usually by heating silicon or silicon carbide with chlorine and used chiefly for smoke screens and in making chlorosilanes, silicones, and other organic derivatives of silicon

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