from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A salt of tetrathionic acid: as, potassium tetrathionate, K2S4O6.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A salt of tetrathionic acid.
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- noun inorganic chemistry The
oxyanionS4O62- derived from tetrathionic acid; any saltcontaining this ion
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It seemed as if the sulphur when eliminated from the pentathionate combined with the tetrathionate.
If potassium tetrathionate was dissolved in water it could be re-crystallized, but potassium pentathionate under similar circumstances splits into sulphur and tetrathionate; but a mixture of tetrathionate and pentathionate can be re-crystallized.
Salmonella bacteria are seen in tetrathionate enrichment broth, stained using direct FA staining technique.