tellurium dioxide


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tellurium dioxide

[tə′lu̇r·ē·əm dī′äk‚sīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
TeO2 The most stable oxide of tellurium, formed when tellurium is burned in oxygen or air or by oxidation of tellurium with cold nitric acid; crystallizes as colorless, tetragonal, hexagonlike crystals that melt at 452°C.
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