- a colorless gas, HBr, having a pungent odor: the anhydride of hydrobromic acid.
Origin of hydrogen bromide
First recorded in 1895–1900
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- a colourless pungent gas used in organic synthesis. Formula: HBr
- an aqueous solution of hydrogen bromide; hydrobromic acid
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- An irritating colorless gas used in the manufacture of barbiturates and synthetic hormones.
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