phosphureted hydrogen
Phosphine Phos"phine, n. (Chem.) A colorless gas, {PH3}, analogous to ammonia, and having a disagreeable odor resembling that of garlic. Called also {hydrogen phosphide}, and formerly, {phosphureted hydrogen}. [1913 Webster]

Note: It is the most important compound of phosphorus and hydrogen, and is produced by the action of caustic potash on phosphorus. It is spontaneously inflammable, owing to impurities, and in burning produces peculiar vortical rings of smoke. [1913 Webster]


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  • Phosphureted hydrogen — Phosphureted Phos phu*ret ed, a. (Chem.) Impregnated, or combined, with phosphorus. [Obsoles.] [Written also {phosphuretted}.] [1913 Webster] {Phosphureted hydrogen}. (Chem.) See {Phosphine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phosphureted hydrogen — phosphureted hydrogen, = phosphine. (Cf. ↑phosphine) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phosphureted — Phos phu*ret ed, a. (Chem.) Impregnated, or combined, with phosphorus. [Obsoles.] [Written also {phosphuretted}.] [1913 Webster] {Phosphureted hydrogen}. (Chem.) See {Phosphine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydrogen phosphide — Phosphine Phos phine, n. (Chem.) A colorless gas, {PH3}, analogous to ammonia, and having a disagreeable odor resembling that of garlic. Called also {hydrogen phosphide}, and formerly, {phosphureted hydrogen}. [1913 Webster] Note: It is the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydrogen — 1. A gaseous element, atomic no. 1, atomic wt. 1.00794. 2. The molecular form (H2) of the element. SYN: dihydrogen. [hydro + G. gen, producing] activated h. h. removed by a dehydrogenase, e.g., via a …   Medical dictionary

  • phosphuretted — Phosphureted Phos phu*ret ed, a. (Chem.) Impregnated, or combined, with phosphorus. [Obsoles.] [Written also {phosphuretted}.] [1913 Webster] {Phosphureted hydrogen}. (Chem.) See {Phosphine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PH3 — Phosphine Phos phine, n. (Chem.) A colorless gas, {PH3}, analogous to ammonia, and having a disagreeable odor resembling that of garlic. Called also {hydrogen phosphide}, and formerly, {phosphureted hydrogen}. [1913 Webster] Note: It is the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phosphine — Phos phine, n. (Chem.) A colorless gas, {PH3}, analogous to ammonia, and having a disagreeable odor resembling that of garlic. Called also {hydrogen phosphide}, and formerly, {phosphureted hydrogen}. [1913 Webster] Note: It is the most important… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phosphine — A colorless poisonous war gas with a characteristic garlic like odor; also the active agent in some rodenticides; formed in small quantities in the putrefaction of organic matter containing phosphorus. SYN: hydrogen phosphide, phosphureted… …   Medical dictionary

  • phosphine — noun a) a toxic gas; hydride of phosphorus, PH b) any alkyl or aryl derivative of this compound, PR (where at least one R is not H) Syn: phosphane, phosp …   Wiktionary

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