[tel-yer-uh s, te-loo r-uh s]
- containing tetravalent tellurium.
Origin of tellurous
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This solution is colorless, and is tellurous acid, dissolved in sulphuric acid.
Tellurous Acid (TeO2) is of a fine, granulous, crystalline or white earthy mass, which is partly soluble in water.
With carbonate of soda, tellurous acid fuses upon platinum wire to a clear colorless bead, which is white when cold.
Heated still more strongly, it becomes milk-white, oxygen is expelled, and it is converted into tellurous acid.
Telluric acid produces the same reactions with the blowpipe reagents as tellurous acid.
- of or containing tellurium, esp in a low valence state
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