Dictionary » U » Unisilicate

Unisilicate

unisilicate

(Science: chemical) A salt of orthosilicic acid, H4SiO4; so called because the ratio of the oxygen atoms united to the basic metals and silicon respectively is 1:1; for example, Mg2SiO4 or 2MgO.SiO2.

Origin: Uni- _ silicate.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 895 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link