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(botany) Branching so that the stem is lost in branches, as in most deciduous trees.
Latin deliquescens, present participle of deliquesco; de + liquesco (“I melt”): compare French déliquescent.
The acid is very deliquescent, and oxidizes on exposure to air to phosphoric acid.
It gives the normal sulphate as a yellow, deliquescent, amorphous mass when treated with nitric acid.
It is very deliquescent and readily soluble in water.
Cadmium nitrate, Cd(N03)2.4H20, is a deliquescent salt, which may be obtained by dissolving either the metal, or its oxide or carbonate in dilute nitric acid.
Ruthenium sulphate, Ru(S04)2, as obtained by oxidizing the sulphide, is an orange-yellow mass which is deliquescent and dissolves in water, the solution possessing a strongly acid reaction.
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