Selenite

Sel'e·nite noun (Chemistry) A salt of selenious acid.
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Selenite

• (n.) A variety of gypsum, occuring in transparent crystals or crystalline masses. • (n.) A salt of selenious acid.
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selenite

a crystalline variety of the mineral gypsum (q.v.).[1 related articles]
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selenite

A hypothetical lunar inhabitant. The name was coined by Hevelius and later used by many others, both in philosophical discourse and fiction, including, as recently as 1901, H. G. Wells in First Men in the Moon.
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Selenite

Selenite is a clear, transparent variety of gypsum often found in large twinned crystals shaped like arrow-heads or rhombus. The crystals have a perfect cleavage like mica, but are less flexible and somewhat softer. Selenite has a relative hardness of 2 and the formulae CaSo42H2O.
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Selenite

[ion] The selenite anion is a selenium oxoanion with the chemical formula SeO32−. A selenite (compound) is a compound that contains this ion. In slightly acid conditions, the hydrogenselenite ion, HSeO3−, is formed; in more acidic conditions selenous acid, H2SeO3, exists. Most selenite salts can be formed by heating the relevant metal o...
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Selenite

[mineral] Selenite, satin spar, desert rose, and gypsum flower are four varieties of the mineral gypsum; all four varieties show obvious crystalline structure. The four `crystalline` varieties of gypsum are sometimes grouped together and called selenite. All varieties of gypsum, including selenite and alabaster, are composed of calcium sulf...
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Selenite

Variety of gypsum in transparent, foliated, crystalline form.
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