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Vanadious

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Definition

adjective

(chemistry) Derived from vanadium; containing vanadium in which the vanadium is in divalent state.


Supplement

The term vanadious is used to describe an acid containing vanadium that has a lower valence in contrast to vanadic that is used to describe an acid containing vanadium with higher valence.


Word origin: Latin vanadium + -ous.

Related terms: vanadious acid.

Alternative form: vanadous.
Compare: vanadic.
See also: vanadium.