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 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 acid — [hī΄pō fäs fôr′ik, hī΄pəfäs fôr′ik] n. an acid, H4P2O6, obtained when phosphorus is slowly oxidized in moist air …   English World dictionary

  • hypophosphoric acid — hipofosfato rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H₄P₂O₆ atitikmenys: angl. hypophosphoric acid rus. фосфорноватая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – vandenilio heksaoksodifosfatas (4–) …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hypophosphoric acid — noun a crystalline tetrabasic acid (H4P2O6) • Hypernyms: ↑oxyacid, ↑oxygen acid * * * “+... noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hypo + phosphoric : an unstable tetrabasic acid H4P2O6 usually obtained in the form of its salts (as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypophosphoric acid — hy·po·phos·phor·ic acid fäs .fȯr ik , .fär , .fäs f(ə )rik n an unstable acid H4P2O6 with four replaceable hydrogen atoms that is usu. obtained in the form of its salts …   Medical dictionary

  • hypophosphoric acid — a tetrabasic acid, H4P2O6, produced by the slow oxidation of phosphorous in moist air. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypophosphoric acid — /ˌhaɪpəfɒsˌfɒrɪk ˈæsəd/ (say .huypuhfos.forik asuhd) noun a tetrabasic acid, H4P2O6, produced by the slow oxidation of phosphorus in moist air …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypophosphoric acid — noun The oxyacid of phosphorus HPO See Also: hypophosphate …   Wiktionary

  • 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 — /huy peuh fos fawr ik, for /, adj. of or derived from hypophosphoric acid. [1850 55; HYPO + PHOSPHORIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypophosphoric — adjective Of or pertaining to hypophosphoric acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

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