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A substance that stains the skin is known as...
« on: August 15, 2008, 11:25:13 PM »
G'Day, concerning the effects KMnO4 and AgNO3, is there a word that fits the following definition? (I'm a word person ;))

Mystery Word: A substance that stains or is capable of staining the skin.

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Re: A substance that stains the skin is known as...
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 08:35:57 AM »
Both decompose on skin (AgNO3 needs light)
MnO2 is brown, silver is black.
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Re: A substance that stains the skin is known as...
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Re: A substance that stains the skin is known as...
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 07:44:59 PM »
I would imagine some word relating to "dye", no?

colorant, coloring, dyestuff, pigment, stain, tincture

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Re: A substance that stains the skin is known as...
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 09:06:28 PM »
The closest thing that comes to my mind is mordant. But that is not quite right though.
Mordanticide!
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