xeronate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-ate

Noun[edit]

xeronate (plural not attested)

  1. (chemistry, dated) Any salt of xeronic acid.
    • 1887, Henry Enfield Roscoe, A treatise on chemistry: Volume 3, Part 2
      When dissolved in ammonia, and calcium chloride added, a crystalline precipitate is formed of calcium xeronate, C8H10O4Ca + H2O, and this when treated with hydrochloric acid does not yield xeronic acid, but is transformed again into the anhydride.