a colorless or yellowish, water-soluble, liquid, monobasic acid, H3PO2, having a sour odor, and used as a reducing agent.
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Origin of hypophosphorous acid
First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for hypophosphorous acid
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈfɒsfərəs) /
a colourless or yellowish oily liquid or white deliquescent solid: a monobasic acid and a reducing agent. Formula: H 3 PO 2
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