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tellurous

[ tel-yer-uhs, te-loor-uhs ]

adjective

, Chemistry.
  1. containing tetravalent tellurium.


tellurous

/ tɛˈlʊərəs; ˈtɛljʊrəs /

adjective

  1. of or containing tellurium, esp in a low valence state


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tellurous1

First recorded in 1835–45; tellur(ium) + -ous
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Example Sentences

Telluric acid is reduced to tellurous (with evolution of chlorine) on boiling with hydrochloric acid.

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.

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