thallium nitrate

thallium nitrate

[′thal·ē·əm ′nī‚trāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
TlNO3 Colorless, toxic, fire-hazardous crystals soluble in hot water, insoluble in alcohol, melts at 206°C, decomposes at 450°C; used as an analytical reagent and in pyrotechnics. Also known as thallous nitrate.
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Thallium nitrate. At one time, thallium compounds were commonly used to poison rats.