from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The oxyanion of ruthenium RuO4- or any salt containing this anion

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salt which corresponds to the hypothetical perruthenic acid, as potassium perruthenate (KRuO4). Sometimes written perrutheniate. Such a salt was formerly called a ruthenate.


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