Definition of arsenate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈärs(ə)nət/
Pronunciation: /ˈärs(ə)ˌnāt/


A salt or ester of arsenic acid.
Example sentences
  • Problems arise when chemical reactions change the arsenates into arsenites, which don't bind tightly to other minerals and can therefore enter the underground water supply.
  • Volume 4 of the Handbook of Mineralogy is, like its predecessors, an invaluable reference work, this time on essentially all the arsenates, phosphates, vanadates, and uranates known through 1999.
  • Their oxidation products include an array of arsenates, selenates, and selenites.

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Syllabification: ar·se·nate

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