hydrogen bromide

  1. a colorless gas, HBr, having a pungent odor: the anhydride of hydrobromic acid.

Origin of hydrogen bromide

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby hydrogen bromide

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How to use hydrogen bromide in a sentence

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

  • In the case of hydrogen bromide and water, and of hydrogen chloride and water, a hydrate, viz.

British Dictionary definitions for hydrogen bromide

hydrogen bromide

  1. a colourless pungent gas used in organic synthesis. Formula: HBr

  2. an aqueous solution of hydrogen bromide; hydrobromic acid

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