strontium hydroxide

noun

Definition of strontium hydroxide

: a deliquescent solid Sr(OH)2 that forms a crystalline octahydrate, that dissolves in water to form a decidedly alkaline solution, and that is used chiefly in making soaps and greases and in refining beet sugar and recovering sugar from the molasses by the formation of insoluble sucrates

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“Strontium hydroxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strontium%20hydroxide. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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