Stannous

Definition of Stannous

Stan´nous   Pronunciation: ~nŭs
a.1.(Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, tin; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with stannic compounds.
Stannous chloride
(Chem.) a white crystalline substance, SnCl2.(H2O)2, obtained by dissolving tin in hydrochloric acid. It is used as a mordant in dyeing.

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atomic number 50, Sn, stannic, tin
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