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stibine

[stib-een, -in]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, slightly water-soluble, poisonous gas, SbH3, usually produced by the reaction of dilute hydrochloric acid with an alloy of antimony and either zinc or magnesium.
  2. any derivative of this compound in which the hydrogen atoms are replaced by one or more organic groups.

Origin of stibine

1835–45; stib(ium) + -ine2; cf. arsine, phosphine
Also called antimony hydride.
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  • No antimoniuretted hydrogen (stibine) is given off from an alkaline solution and no SH2.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection

    Alexander Wynter Blyth


British Dictionary definitions for stibine

stibine

noun
  1. a colourless slightly soluble poisonous gas with an offensive odour: made by the action of hydrochloric acid on an alloy of antimony and zinc. Formula: SbH 3
  2. any one of a class of stibine derivatives in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by organic groups

Word Origin

C19: from Latin stibium + -ine ²
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