vanadium pentoxide

noun

Definition of vanadium pentoxide

: a yellowish-red crystalline compound V2O5 used especially in glass manufacture and as a catalyst

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Recent Examples on the Web Price for vanadium pentoxide fused flake in Rotterdam. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, "Vanadium Is Used to Strengthen Steel and China Can’t Get Enough of It," 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of vanadium pentoxide

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Vanadium pentoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vanadium%20pentoxide. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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