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silicon tetrachloride[′sil·ə·kən ¦te·trə′klȯr‚īd]
SiCl4 A clear, corrosive, fuming liquid with suffocating aroma; decomposes in water and alcohol; boils at 57.6°C; used in warfare smoke screens, to make ethyl silicate and silicones, and as a source of pure silicon and silica. Also known as silicon chloride; tetrachlorosilane.
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