containing tetravalent or bivalent selenium.
- Also selenous.
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How to use selenious in a sentence
Sulphurous acid has no action on selenic acid, but instantly decomposes the selenious acid.
When this is dissolved in water it yields a crystalline hydrate of selenious acid (H2SeO3).Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II | Arnold Cooley
The salts formed by selenious acid (selenites), with the exception of those of the alkali metals, are mostly insoluble in water.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II | Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for selenious
of or containing selenium in the divalent or tetravalent state
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