vanadium pent oxide

vanadium pentoxide

noun Chemistry.
a yellow to red crystalline compound, V 2 O 5 , slightly soluble in water, used as a catalyst for organic reactions, in glass to absorb ultraviolet radiation, and as a photographic developer.

Origin:
1880–85

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vanadium pentoxide

noun
any of various oxyacids of vanadium; known mostly in the form of its salts 
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