Glacial phosphoric acid
Phosphoric Phos*phor"ic, a. [Cf. F. phosphorique.] 1. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling, or containing, from us; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a higher valence as contrasted with the phosphorous compounds. [1913 Webster]

2. Phosphorescent. ``A phosphoric sea.'' --Byron. [1913 Webster]

{Glacial phosphoric acid}. (Chem.) (a) Metaphosphoric acid in the form of glassy semitransparent masses or sticks. (b) Pure normal phosphoric acid.

{Phosphoric acid} (Chem.), a white crystalline substance, {H3PO4}, which is the most highly oxidized acid of phosphorus, and forms an important and extensive series of compounds, viz., the phosphates.

{Soluble phosphoric acid}, {Insoluble phosphoric acid} (Agric. Chem.), phosphoric acid combined in acid salts, or in neutral or basic salts, which are respectively soluble and insoluble in water or in plant juices.

{Reverted phosphoric acid} (Agric. Chem.), phosphoric acid changed from acid (soluble) salts back to neutral or basic (insoluble) salts. [1913 Webster]


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  • glacial phosphoric acid — metaphosphoric met a*phos*phor ic, a. [Pref. meta + phosphoric.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a monobasic acid, {HPO3}, analogous to nitric acid, and, by heating phosphoric acid, obtained as a crystalline substance, commonly called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phosphoric acid — Phosphoric Phos*phor ic, a. [Cf. F. phosphorique.] 1. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling, or containing, from us; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a higher valence as contrasted with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phosphoric acid — Orthophosphoric acid; a strong acid of industrial importance; m.p. 42.35°C; dilute solutions have been used as urinary acidifiers and as dressings to remove necrotic debris. In dentistry, it constitutes about 60% of the liquid used in zinc… …   Medical dictionary

  • phosphoric acid glacial — metaphosphoric acid …   Medical dictionary

  • Insoluble phosphoric acid — Phosphoric Phos*phor ic, a. [Cf. F. phosphorique.] 1. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling, or containing, from us; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a higher valence as contrasted with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reverted phosphoric acid — Phosphoric Phos*phor ic, a. [Cf. F. phosphorique.] 1. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling, or containing, from us; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a higher valence as contrasted with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soluble phosphoric acid — Phosphoric Phos*phor ic, a. [Cf. F. phosphorique.] 1. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling, or containing, from us; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a higher valence as contrasted with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phosphoric — Phos*phor ic, a. [Cf. F. phosphorique.] 1. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling, or containing, from us; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a higher valence as contrasted with the phosphorous compounds …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glacial — glacially, adv. /glay sheuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to glaciers or ice sheets. 2. resulting from or associated with the action of ice or glaciers: glacial terrain. 3. characterized by the presence of ice in extensive masses or glaciers. 4.… …   Universalium

  • glacial — gla•cial [[t]ˈgleɪ ʃəl[/t]] adj. 1) gel of or pertaining to glaciers or ice sheets 2) gel resulting from or associated with the action of ice or glaciers: glacial terrain[/ex] 3) gel characterized by the presence of ice in extensive masses or… …   From formal English to slang

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