Hypophosphorous
Hypophosphorous Hy`po*phos"phor*ous, a. [Pref. hypo- + phosphorous.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds; as, hypophosphorous acid. [1913 Webster]

{Hypophosphorous acid} (Chem.), an acid, {H3PO2}, whose salts are produced by the action of barium hygrate on phosphorus. It may be obtained from its water solution, by exaporation and freezing, as a white crystalline substance. It is a powerful reducing agent. [1913 Webster]


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  • hypophosphorous — /huy peuh fos feuhr euhs, fos fawr euhs, fohr /, adj. of or derived from hypophosphorous acid. [1810 20; HYPO + PHOSPHOROUS] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • hypophosphorous — /huy peuh fos feuhr euhs, fos fawr euhs, fohr /, adj. of or derived from hypophosphorous acid. [1810 20; HYPO + PHOSPHOROUS] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypophosphorous — hy·po·phosphorous …   English syllables

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

  • hypophosphorous acid — [hī΄pō fäs′fə rəs, hī΄pəfäs fôr′əs] n. a monobasic acid of phosphorus, H3PO2: it is a strong reducing agent …   English World dictionary

  • Hypophosphorous acid — [Ralph H. Petrucci, General Chemistry, ninth Edition 2007, p. 946] Chembox new ImageFile = Hypophosphorous acid 2D.png ImageSize = 150px ImageName = Hypophosphorous acid ImageFile1 = Hypophosphorous acid 3D balls.png ImageSize1 = 150px ImageName1 …   Wikipedia

  • hypophosphorous acid — fosfinato rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė HPH₂O₂ atitikmenys: angl. hypophosphorous acid; phosphinic acid rus. гипофосфористая кислота; фосфинатовая кислота; фосфорноватистая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – hipofosfito rūgštis sinonimas –… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hypophosphorous acid — a colorless or yellowish, water soluble, liquid, monobasic acid, H3PO2, having a sour odor, and used as a reducing agent. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypophosphorous acid — noun A pale yellow liquid, HPO, used as a reducing agent. See Also: hypophosphite …   Wiktionary

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