silicotungstic acid

noun

sil·​i·​co·​tungstic acid
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: any of several heteropoly acids of silicon and tungsten
especially : a pale-yellow crystalline acid H4SiW12O40.x H2O containing 12 atoms of tungsten in the molecule, obtainable by acid hydrolysis of a mixture of sodium tungstate and sodium silicate, and used chiefly as a precipitant for alkaloids

called also tungstosilicic acid

Word History

Etymology

silic- + tungstic

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“Silicotungstic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silicotungstic%20acid. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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