Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a name formerly given to salts formed by the combination of fluoric acid with a metallic oxid, an earth, or an alkali: as, fluate of lime, alumina, or soda. They are properly fluorides.
- n. A trade-name for a solution of a silico fluoride (salt of hydrofluosilicic acid) proposed for use by brushing over the surface of building-stone in order to close the pores and protect the stone from disintegration.
- To treat with the so-called ‘fluate’ solution. See fluate, 2.
- n. chemistry, obsolete A fluoride.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.), obsolete A fluoride.
- Compare French fluate. See fluor. (Wiktionary)
“The fluate of lime is decomposed by the sulphuric acid, and sulphate of lime is formed.”
“Then take some finely powdered fluate of lime (fluor spar,) strew it even over the glass plate upon the waxed side, and then gently pour upon it, so as not to displace the powder, as much concentrated sulphuric acid diluted with thrice its weight of water, as is sufficient to cover the powdered fluor spar.”
“He then proceeded to explore the Oshawanoe Mountains, near Cave-in-Rock, with their deposits of the fluate of lime, galena, and other mineral treasures.”
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