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antimony pentachloride[′an·tə‚mō·nē ‚pent·ə′klȯr‚īd]
SbCl5 A reddish-yellow, oily liquid; hygroscopic, it solidifies after moisture is absorbed and decomposes in excess water; soluble in hydrochloric acid and chloroform; used in analytical testing for cesium and alkaloids, for dyeing, and as an intermediary in synthesis. Also known as antimony perchloride.
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