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selenic

[ si-lee-nik, -len-ik ]

adjective

, Chemistry.
  1. of or containing selenium, especially in the hexavalent state.


selenic

/ sɪˈliːnɪk /

adjective

  1. of or containing selenium, esp in the hexavalent state


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Word History and Origins

Origin of selenic1

First recorded in 1810–20; selen(ium) + -ic

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Example Sentences

The rest of the tapes fed in, razoring through the rollers, past the selenic-sensitized tips of the relays.

When heated in a tube, oxide of selenium of a carmine red rises along with selenic acid, white and deliquescent.

Selenic acid has a powerful attraction for water, and evolves much heat when mixed with it.

Sulphurous acid has no action on selenic acid, but instantly decomposes the selenious acid.

A solution containing selenic acid is easily decomposed, by first boiling it with muriatic acid, and then adding sulphurous acid.

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Selengaselenic acid