chlorous definition

  • adjective:
    • Of a compound, containing chlorine with a lesser oxidation quantity than equivalent chloric compounds; specially having an oxidation range 3.
    • regarding, or resembling, the electronegative character of chlorine; thus, electronegative; in opposition to basylous or zincous.
    • Of, regarding, or produced by, chlorine; -- said of the compounds of chlorine in which this element has a valence of three, the second below in chloric compounds.
    • with respect to, or resembling, the electro-negative character of chlorine; thus, electro-negative; -- in opposition to basylous or zincous.
  • others:
    • Pertaining to or containing chlorin; specifically, containing chlorin in larger proportion than chloric substances: because, chlorous oxid; chlorous acid.

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