antimony trichloride


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antimony trichloride

[′an·tə‚mō·nē ‚trī′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
SbCl3 Hygroscopic, colorless, crystalline mass; fumes slightly in air, is soluble in alcohol and acetone, and forms antimony oxychloride in water; used as a mordant, as a chlorinating agent, and in fireproofing textiles.
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