hypophosphoric acid


noun

a tetrabasic acid, H4P2O6, produced by the slow oxidation of phosphorous in moist air.

Nearby words

  1. hypophosphate,
  2. hypophosphatemia,
  3. hypophosphaturia,
  4. hypophosphite,
  5. hypophosphoric,
  6. hypophosphorous,
  7. hypophosphorous acid,
  8. hypophrygian mode,
  9. hypophyge,
  10. hypophyllous

Origin of hypophosphoric acid

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for hypophosphoric acid

hypophosphoric acid

/ (ˌhaɪpəfɒsˈfɒrɪk) /

noun

a crystalline odourless deliquescent solid: a tetrabasic acid produced by the slow oxidation of phosphorus in moist air. Formula: H 4 P 2 O 6
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