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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A compound containing three chlorine atoms per molecule.

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  • n. any chloride containing three chlorine atoms in each molecule

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chloride having three atoms of chlorine in the molecule.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any compound containing three chlorine atoms in each molecule


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  • Tests show recent fumes came from arsenic trichloride, which is poisonous by inhalation, skin contact or ingestion. Front Page

  • My most ambitious attempt was a multistep sequence aimed at synthesizing aspirin, for which I needed acetic anhydride, which had to be made from acetyl chloride, for which I needed phosphorus trichloride, for which I needed to burn red phosphorus in a stream of chlorine gas.

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  • Preliminary tests show the glassware was contaminated with the toxic chemical arsenic trichloride.

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  • In 1918 he found the thesis of Julius Arthur Nieuwland at Maloney Hall, a chemical laboratory at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC in which Nieuwland detailed the synthesis by the combination of allowing arsenic trichloride to react with acetylene in the presence of a hydrochloric acid solution of mercuric chloride.

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  • After a number of failures, von Behring, working with Japanese colleague Shibasaburo Kitasato, found that by treating diphtheria-infected guinea pigs with iodine trichloride, some of the animals built up a resistance to the disease.

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  • This solution is the equivalent of one containing 6.5 grains of trichloride to the ounce of water.

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  • It burns readily in chlorine gas, forming arsenic trichloride, --

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  • It can be easily obtained, however, in the form of transparent crystals when phosphorus trichloride is treated with water and the resulting solution is evaporated:

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  • It combines with the halogen elements with great energy, burning brilliantly in chlorine to form antimony trichloride (SbCl_ {3}).

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  • Write the equations showing the hydrolysis of antimony trichloride; of bismuth nitrate.

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