Cobaltous : Definition

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Definitions of Cobaltous

Pronunciation : Co*balt"ous
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : Defn: Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cobalt; -- said esp. of cobalt compounds in which the metal has its lower valence. Cobaltous chloride, a crystalline compound, CoCl2, of a pale rose color when hydrous, blue when dehydrated. Its solution is used for a sympathetic ink, the writing being nearly colorless when dried in the air, owing to absorbed moisture, and becoming bright blue when warmed.

(Chem.)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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