Hypochlorous acid
Hypochlorous Hy`po*chlo"rous, a. [Pref. hypo- + chlorous.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, chlorine having a valence lower than in chlorous compounds. [1913 Webster]

{Hypochlorous acid} (Chem.), an acid derived from chlorine, not known in a pure state, but forming various salts, called hypochlorites. [1913 Webster]


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  • hypochlorous acid — An acid, HOCl, having oxidizing and bleaching properties. * * * hy·po·chlo·rous acid .klōr əs , .klȯr n an unstable strongly oxidizing but weak acid HClO obtained in solution along with hydrochloric acid by reaction of chlorine with water and… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypochlorous acid — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1841 an unstable strongly oxidizing but weak acid HClO obtained in solution along with hydrochloric acid by reaction of chlorine with water and used especially in the form of salts as an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypochlorous acid — noun a weak unstable acid known only in solution and in its salts; used as a bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent • Hypernyms: ↑acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypochlorous acid — a weak, unstable acid, HOCl, existing only in solution and in the form of its salts, used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypochlorous acid — noun a weak, unstable acid, HOCl, known only in solution; it is made by the action of chlorine on water and, along with its salts, the hypochlorites, is used as a household bleach …   Wiktionary

  • hypochlorous acid — [ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ) klɔ:rəs] noun Chemistry a weak acid with oxidizing and bleaching properties, formed when chlorine dissolves in cold water. [HOCl.] Derivatives hypochlorite noun Origin C19: from hypo + chlorine + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypochlorous acid — hy′po•chlo′rous ac′id [[t]ˈhaɪ pəˈklɔr əs, ˈkloʊr , ˌhaɪ [/t]] n. chem. a weak, unstable acid, HOCl, existing only in solution and in the form of its salts, used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

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