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hydrogen bromide

a colorless gas, HBr, having a pungent odor: the anhydride of hydrobromic acid.
Origin of hydrogen bromide
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
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  • In the case of hydrogen bromide and water, and of hydrogen chloride and water, a hydrate, viz.

  • This purple colour would appear to be due to a highly dissociable compound of ω-brommethylfurfural with hydrogen bromide.

British Dictionary definitions for hydrogen bromide

hydrogen bromide

a colourless pungent gas used in organic synthesis. Formula: HBr
an aqueous solution of hydrogen bromide; hydrobromic acid
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hydrogen bromide in Medicine

hydrogen bromide n.
An irritating colorless gas used in the manufacture of barbiturates and synthetic hormones.

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