- of or containing vanadium, especially in the trivalent or pentavalent state.
Origin of vanadic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for vanadic
This oxytrichloride is a yellow fuming liquid, which is instantly decomposed by water into vanadic and hydrochloric acids.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Microcosmic salt and vanadic acid fuse in the oxidation flame to a dark yellow bead which, upon cooling, loses much of its color.
Vanadic Acid (VO3) fuses upon platinum foil to a deep orange liquid, which becomes crystalline after cooling.
Vanadic acid fuses with carbonate of soda upon charcoal, and is absorbed.
It is here distinguished from vanadic acid, which gives a brownish or yellow bead while hot.
- of or containing vanadium, esp in a trivalent or pentavalent state
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012