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stannic chloride

Pronunciation: stan'ik klor'id

Definition: A fuming liquid (fuming spirit of Libavius), specific gravity 2.23, boiling point 115°C, that forms several hydrates; the pentahydrate (butter of tin) is used for mordanting and “loading” or “weighting” silk.

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