a salt or ester of oxalic acid
Any salt or ester of oxalic acid.
Oxalate (IUPAC: ethanedioate) is the dianion with the formula C2O42−, also written (COO)22−. Either name is often used for derivatives, such as salts of oxalic acid (for example sodium oxalate, (Na+)2C2O42−) or esters thereof (for example dimethyl oxalate, (CH3)2C2O4). Oxalate also forms coordination compounds where it is sometimes abbreviated as ox. Many metal ions form insoluble precipitates with oxalate, a prominent example being calcium oxalate, the primary constituent of the most common kind of kidney stones.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
oks′a-lāt, n. a salt formed by a combination of oxalic acid with a base.—n. Ox′alite, a yellow mineral composed of oxalate of iron.
The numerical value of oxalate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of oxalate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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