Definition of arsenate in English:


Line breaks: ar¦sen|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːs(ə)neɪt


  • A salt or ester of any oxyacid of arsenic.
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    • 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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