Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or containing gold, especially with valence 1.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to gold: in chem., a term applied to an oxid of gold (Au2O) whose molecule contains two atoms less of oxygen than auric oxid. See auric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Containing gold.
  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gold; -- said of those compounds of gold in which this element has its lower valence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to gold.
  • adjective Containing gold.
  • adjective inorganic chemistry Containing univalent gold.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or containing or derived from gold

Etymologies

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

[Latin aurum, gold + –ous.]

Examples

  • Au (I), referred to as the aurous ion, is the most common oxidation state with soft phosphines.

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  • The element forms two series of salts in which it acts as a metal: in the aurous series the gold is univalent, the chloride having the formula AuCl; in the auric series it is trivalent, auric chloride having the formula

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • Operating on a perforated platinum basin, in the first instance, I placed a few milligrammes of the aurous chloride from a 15 grain tube precisely over the perforation, and then gently heated to about 200° C. till the salt melted and ran through the holes.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885

  • The substance I used was auric chloride, AuCl_ {3}, which, as is well known, splits up on heating, first into aurous chloride, and at a higher temperature gives off all its chlorine and leaves metallic gold.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885

  • The most scientific and perfect mode of gold extraction (when the conditions are favourable) is lixiviation by means of chlorine, potassium cyanide, or other aurous solvent, for by this means as much as

    Getting Gold: a practical treatise for prospectors, miners and students

  • However, it is not chemically inert. oxidation states of gold include +1 (gold (I) or aurous compounds) and +3 (gold (III) or auric compounds).

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