- containing tetravalent tellurium.
Origin of tellurous
Examples from the Web for tellurous
Historical Examples of tellurous
This solution is colorless, and is tellurous acid, dissolved in sulphuric acid.
Tellurous Acid (TeO2) is of a fine, granulous, crystalline or white earthy mass, which is partly soluble in water.
With carbonate of soda, tellurous acid fuses upon platinum wire to a clear colorless bead, which is white when cold.
Heated still more strongly, it becomes milk-white, oxygen is expelled, and it is converted into tellurous acid.
Telluric acid produces the same reactions with the blowpipe reagents as tellurous acid.
- of or containing tellurium, esp in a low valence state