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Definition of "tungstate" []

  • A salt of tungstic acid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tungstate" in a sentence
  • "Both wolfram and scheelite are of considerable importance as a source of tungstic acid for the manufacture of sodium tungstate, which is used as a mordant and for some other purposes, and as a source of metallic tungsten, which is used in steel-making."
  • "Nancy Durant, a 15-year-old Negro girl from a Washington high school, handed in an essay proposing the use of sodium tungstate for fireproofing fabrics — a valuable new method."
  • "(As an aside, the mineral scheelite (Ca (WO4, MoO4), calcium tungstate-molybdate) was named after Scheele in honor of his discovery of molybdenum.)"
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