[te-truh-klawr-ahyd, -id, -klohr-]
- a chloride containing four atoms of chlorine.
Origin of tetrachloride
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The solution absorbs oxygen readily, and becomes converted into the tetrachloride (OsCl4).
There are four chlorides of osmium, the best known of which are the dichloride and the tetrachloride.
When gently heated in hydrogen, this chloride becomes converted into tetrachloride (WCl4).
A mixture of tetrachloride of carbon and chloride of sulphur is thus obtained.
The upper layer having been poured off, the tetrachloride may be purified by distillation.
- any compound that contains four chlorine atoms per moleculecarbon tetrachloride, CCl 4
- A chemical compound containing four chlorine atoms per molecule.