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vanadium pentoxide

noun, Chemistry
1.
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.
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1880-1885
1880-85
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