follow Dictionary.com

9 Q Without U Words for Words With Friends

silica gel

noun, Chemistry
1.
a highly adsorbent gelatinous form of silica, used chiefly as a dehumidifying and dehydrating agent.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for silica gel
  • silica gel is a desiccant, and the purpose of a desiccant is to absorb or adsorb gaseous water vapor.
  • Subsequently all samples are purified by silica gel column chromatography and alumina column chromatography.
  • The methanol is collected in deionized distilled water and adsorbed on silica gel.
British Dictionary definitions for silica gel

silica gel

noun
1.
an amorphous form of silica capable of absorbing large quantities of water: used in drying gases and oils, as a carrier for catalysts and an anticaking agent for cosmetics
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for silica gel

a highly porous, noncrystalline form of silica used to remove moisture from gases and liquids, to thicken liquids, to impart a dull surface to paints and synthetic films, and for other purposes.

Learn more about silica gel with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for silica

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends