telluric acid

noun

Definition of telluric acid

: an acid containing hexavalent tellurium: such as
a : a very weak acid H6TeO6 that is a good oxidizing agent and is obtainable in two crystalline forms and as a tetrahydrate by oxidizing tellurium or tellurium dioxide

called also orthotelluric acid

b : a polymerized acid (H2TeO4)n obtainable in a syrupy mixture by heating orthotelluric acid; poly-meta-telluric acid

called also allo-telluric acid

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“Telluric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telluric%20acid. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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