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cotunnite

[kuh-tuhn-ahyt] /kəˈtʌn aɪt/
noun
1.
a soft, white to yellowish mineral, lead chloride, PbCl 2 , that forms as an alteration product of galena.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < German Cotunnit, after Domenico Cotugno, in Latinized form Cotunnius (1736-1822), Italian anatomist; see -ite1
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  • Both compounds are unstable under pressure, and phase transformations to the defect-cotunnite structure are predicted.

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