containing tin, especially in the bivalent state.
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How to use stannous in a sentence
stannous chloride is usually sufficiently contaminated with stannic salt.The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. | Julius Stieglitz
When acted on with hot hydrochloric acid it slowly dissolves (more rapidly in contact with platinum) and forms stannous chloride.
Note the quantity of the stannous chloride solution required.
Tin in solution as stannic or stannous chloride is precipitated as metal by means of zinc.
These reactions are characteristic of tin as stannous chloride.
British Dictionary definitions for stannous
of or containing tin, esp in the divalent state
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Scientific definitions for stannous
Containing tin, especially tin with a valence of 2. Compare stannic.
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