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dithionous acid

an unstable dibasic acid known only in solution and in the form of dithionite salts. It is a powerful reducing agent. Formula: H2S2O4 Also called hyposulphurous acid, hydrosulphurous acid
Word Origin
from di-1 + thion-, from Greek theion sulphur + -ous
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