- an acid, HBrO3, stable only in very dilute solutions, usually produced by the reaction of barium bromate with sulfuric acid: used chiefly as an oxidizing agent in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals.
Origin of bromic acid
First recorded in 1820–30
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- a colourless unstable water-soluble liquid used as an oxidizing agent in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals. Formula: HBrO 3
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- A corrosive, colorless bromine-containing liquid used in making dyes and pharmaceuticals.
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