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oxychloride

[ok-si-klawr-ahyd, -id, -klohr-] /ˌɒk sɪˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, -ˈkloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a compound having oxygen and chlorine atoms bonded to another element, as bismuth oxychloride, BiOCl.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; oxy-2 + chloride
Related forms
oxychloric, adjective
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  • Magnesium can become a part of the total cement as magnesium oxychloride if chemistry is right.
  • It is decomposed slowly by water to hydrochloric acid and antimony oxychloride.
  • After dilution of the acid leach, bismuth is precipitated as bismuth oxychloride.
  • Magnesite floors are laid using a formulation containing magnesium oxychloride cement and inert fillers.

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