stannic oxide


Definition of stannic oxide

: the dioxide SnO2 of tin that occurs in nature as cassiterite, is produced artificially as a crystalline powder when anhydrous, and is used chiefly in ceramic colors, in vitreous enamels and glazes as an opacifier, in glass, and in polishes — see stannic acid

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“Stannic oxide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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