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bromate

[broh-meyt]Chemistry
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noun
  1. a salt of bromic acid.
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verb (used with object), bro·mat·ed, bro·mat·ing.
  1. to treat with bromine; brominate.
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Origin of bromate

First recorded in 1830–40; brom(ic) + -ate2
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Historical Examples

  • A mixture of bromate and chloride of silver will precipitate.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • By heating the bromate it was partially converted into the bromide, and the resulting mixture was distilled with sulphuric acid.

  • The potassium chlorate was also found to contain appreciable quantities of bromate.


British Dictionary definitions for bromate

bromate

noun
  1. any salt or ester of bromic acid, containing the monovalent group -BrO 3 or ion BrO 3
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verb
  1. to add bromate to (a product), as in the treatment of flour
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Word Origin

C19: probably from German Bromat; see bromo-, -ate 1
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bromate in Medicine

bromate

(brōmāt′)
n.
  1. A salt of bromic acid.
  2. An ion of bromic acid.
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v.
  1. To treat a substance chemically with a bromate.
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bromate in Science

bromate

[brōmāt′]
  1. A salt or ester containing the group BrO3.
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