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chlorous acid

a hypothetical acid, HClO 2 , known only in solution or in the form of its salts.
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First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
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chlorous acid

an unstable acid that is a strong oxidizing agent. Formula: HClO2
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chlorous acid in Medicine

chlorous acid chlo·rous acid (klôr'əs)
An acid that has not been isolated but whose chlorite salts are known.

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