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stannous chloride

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noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, SnCl2⋅2H2O, used chiefly as a reducing and tinning agent, and as a mordant in dyeing with cochineal.

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Origin of stannous chloride

First recorded in 1865–70
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