trichloride [trahy-klawr-ahyd, -id, -klohr-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry.
- a having three atoms of chlorine, as , FeCl3.
Origin of trichloride First recorded in 1860–65;+ Examples from the Web for trichloride Historical Examples of trichloride
It dissolves in hot hydrochloric acid, evolving hydrosulphuric acid, and producing a solution of trichloride of antimony.
It dissociates into the trichloride and chlorine when heated.
The very rounded form of the curve is due to the trichloride being largely dissociated in the liquid state.
Antimonyl chloride, SbOCl, is produced by the decomposition of one part of the trichloride with four parts of water.
Antimony pentachloride, SbCl5 is prepared by heating the trichloride in a current of chlorine.
British Dictionary definitions for trichloride trichloride noun
- any compound that contains three chlorine atoms per molecule
trichloride in Medicine trichloride [trī-klôr′īd′] n.
- A compound containing three chlorine atoms per molecule.