chelating agent

  1. a ligand that forms chelates.

  • Also called che·la·tor [kee-ley-ter]. /ˈki leɪ tər/.

Words Nearby chelating agent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chelating agent in a sentence

  • As I understand it, then,” said Major Grodski, “the antidote for the … uh … chelating agent is magnesium?

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British Dictionary definitions for chelating agent

chelating agent

  1. a chemical compound that coordinates with a metal to form a chelate, often used to trap or remove heavy metal ions

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