noun Chemistry.
a salt of any molybdic acid.

1785–95; molybd(ic) + -ate2 Unabridged
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molybdate (mɒˈlɪbdeɪt)
a salt or ester of a molybdic acid

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It will be evaluated for removal of molybdate and phosphate from aqueous solutions.
Arsenates react with the molybdate reagent to produce a blue color similar to that formed with phosphate.
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