- containing tetravalent or bivalent selenium.
Origin of selenious
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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).
The salts formed by selenious acid (selenites), with the exception of those of the alkali metals, are mostly insoluble in water.
- of or containing selenium in the divalent or tetravalent state