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dichloride

[dahy-klawr-ahyd, -id, -klohr-]
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noun
  1. a compound in which two atoms of chlorine are combined with another element or group.
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Origin of dichloride

First recorded in 1815–25; di-1 + chloride
Also called bichloride.
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Historical Examples

  • There are four chlorides of osmium, the best known of which are the dichloride and the tetrachloride.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • This may be procured in the same manner as the dichloride, using, however, an excess of chlorine.

  • A solution of the dichloride with excess of sulphur in crude benzol is used for vulcanising caoutchouc.

  • Dichloride of ethylene is detected by shaking up the chloroform with dry potassic carbonate, and then adding metallic potassium.


British Dictionary definitions for dichloride

dichloride

noun
  1. a compound in which two atoms of chlorine are combined with another atom or groupAlso called: bichloride
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