cobaltous chloride


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cobaltous chloride

[kō′bȯl·təs ′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
CoCl2 or CoCl2·6H2O A compound whose anhydrous form consists of blue crystals and sublimes when heated, and whose hydrated form consists of red crystals and melts at 86.8°C; both forms are used as an absorbent for ammonia in dyes and as a catalyst. Also known as cobalt chloride.