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noun Chemistry.
  1. an inorganic acid containing oxygen.
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Origin of oxyacid

First recorded in 1830–40; oxy-2 + acid
Also called oxygen acid.
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Historical Examples of oxyacid

  • An acid terminating in -ous forms a salt ending in -ite, and an oxyacid ending in -ic forms a salt ending in -ate.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1


British Dictionary definitions for oxyacid


  1. any acid that contains oxygenAlso called: oxo acid
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