P2H4O6
Hypophosphoric Hy`po*phos*phor"ic, a. [Pref. hypo- + phosphoric.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds; as, hypophosphoric acid. [1913 Webster]

{Hypophosphoric acid} (Chem.), an acid, {P2H4O6}, produced by the slow oxidation of moist phosphorus, and isolated only as a solution in water. It is regarded as a condensation product of one molecule of phosphoric acid with one of phosphorous acid, by partial dehydration. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hypophosphoric — Hy po*phos*phor ic, a. [Pref. hypo + phosphoric.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds; as, hypophosphoric acid. [1913 Webster] {Hypophosphoric acid} (Chem.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypophosphoric acid — Hypophosphoric Hy po*phos*phor ic, a. [Pref. hypo + phosphoric.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds; as, hypophosphoric acid. [1913 Webster] {Hypophosphoric …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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