stannous chloride

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stannous chloride

[′stan·əs ′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
SnCl2 White crystals; soluble in water, alcohol, and alkalies; oxidized in air to the oxychloride; melt at 247°C; used as a chemical intermediate, reducing agent, and ink-stain remover, and for silvering mirrors. Also known as tin chloride; tin crystals; tin dichloride; tin salts.