Vanadous

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Definition

adjective

(chemistry) Derived from vanadium; containing vanadium with lower valence or in divalent state.


Supplement

The term vanadous is used to describe an acid with vanadium of lower valence whereas vanadic is for an acid with vanadium of higher valence.


Word origin: Latin vanadium + -ous.

Related terms: vanadous acid.

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