White, crystalline power. Germanium dioxide, when heated, vitrifies to form a glassy substance. It is used in making infrared-transmitting glass and optical glass.
Synonyms and Related Terms
germanium oxide; germanium (IV) oxide
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 104.61|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion. May be harmful by inhalation or contact.
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Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4417