- containing tin, especially in the bivalent state.
Origin of stannous
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It is prepared from nitrobenzene by reducing it with stannous chloride and sodium hydroxide.
Boiling with stannous chloride solution reduces it to the metal; digestion with potassium iodide gives mercurous iodide.
Wool is dyed in single bath by boiling with a mixture of Flavine (8%), stannous chloride (4%) and oxalic acid (2%).
The colour is developed gradually as the temperature rises; it may be rendered brighter by the addition of stannous chloride.
Stannous chloride is usually sufficiently contaminated with stannic salt.
- of or containing tin, esp in the divalent state
- Of, relating to, or containing tin, especially with valence 2.
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- Containing tin, especially tin with a valence of 2. Compare stannic.
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