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chlorous acid

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  1. a hypothetical acid, HClO2, known only in solution or in the form of its salts.

Origin of chlorous acid

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for chlorous acid

chlorous acid

  1. an unstable acid that is a strong oxidizing agent. Formula: HClO 2
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chlorous acid in Medicine

chlorous acid

  1. An acid that has not been isolated but whose chlorite salts are known.
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