Definition of Cuprous

1. Adjective. Of or containing divalent copper.

Exact synonyms: Cupric
Partainyms: Copper, Copper
Derivative terms: Copper



Definition of Cuprous

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing copper; -- said of those compounds of copper in which this element is present in its highest proportion.

Definition of Cuprous

1. Adjective. Of or of the nature of copper. ¹

2. Adjective. (chemistry) Containing copper with an oxidation number of 1. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cuprous

1. containing copper [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuprous

cupropavonite
cuprophosphorus
cuprophyte
cuprophytes
cuproprotein
cuproproteins
cuprorhodsite
cuprorivaite
cuproscheelite
cuprosklodowskite
cuprospinel
cuprostibite
cuprotitanium
cuprotungstite
cuprouranite
cuprous (current term)
cuprous oxide
cuprum
cuprums
cups
cups of joe
cups of tea
cupset
cupsets
cupsful
cupula
cupula cochleae
cupula cristae ampullaris
cupula of cochlea
cupula pleurae

Literary usage of Cuprous

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"It is to be expected, then, that a small amount of cuprous oxide would still be present. The application of the results described in the foregoing ..."

2. The Principles of Chemistry by Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev, George Kamensky (1902)
"solution, and at not too high a temperature, cuprous oxide is obtained. To see this reaction clearly, it is not sufficient to take any cupric salt, ..."

3. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller, Charles Edward Groves, Herbert McLeod (1878)
"Hydrochloric acid forms with it cuprous chloride, attended with a brisk disengagement of hydrogen. This disengagement of hydrogen gas from the acid as well ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic by Arthur Messinger Comey, Dorothy Anna Hahn (1921)
"cuprous hydrazine thiosulphate, Cupric lead thiosulphate, ... cuprous potassium thiosulphate, Cu,8,0i, KAO,+2H2O. SI. sol. in H2O; decomp. on heating with ..."

5. A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1887)
"cuprous oxide. The vapor density of cuprous chloride corresponds to the formula ... cuprous Oxide—Cu2O—occurs as cuprite crystallized in regular octahedra. ..."

6. Handbook of Metallurgy by Carl Schnabel (1898)
"consists of cupric, the inner of cuprous oxide the latter, ... When cuprous oxide is heated with sulphide of copper in suitable proportions, ..."

7. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1853)
"When treated with a email quantity of water, it is converted into a grey mixture of cuprous and ... The solution of cuprous ..."

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