/ (baɪˈsʌlfaɪt) /
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a salt or ester of sulphurous acid containing the monovalent group -HSO 3 or the ion HSO 3 –
(modifier) consisting of or containing the group -HSO 3 or the ion HSO 3 –bisulphite ion
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Systematic name: hydrogen sulphite
Words nearby bisulphite
bisulfate, bisulfide, bisulfite, bisulphate, bisulphide, bisulphite, Bisutun, bi-swing, bisymmetric, bit, bitartrate
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How to use bisulphite in a sentence
The cyanide and bisulphite solution is then added with warming till the blue colour is destroyed.On Laboratory Arts|Richard Threlfall
Bisulphite of soda has also often been used as the reducing agent.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
Sulphurous acid may either be applied in the gaseous form or in solution as bisulphite of soda.
Wool may also be bleached by steeping in a fairly strong solution of bisulphite of soda and then washing well in water.
If the alumina solution gives a red or yellow solution without fluorescence, add to it concentrated sodium bisulphite.The Manufacture of Paper|Robert Walter Sindall