strontium hydroxide

noun Chemistry.
a white, slightly water-soluble powder, Sr(OH) 2 , or its crystalline octahydrate (strontium hydrate) used chiefly in the refining of beet sugar.
Also called strontia. Unabridged
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Strontium is an active reducing agent that reacts violently with water to liberate hydrogen and form strontium hydroxide.
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