phosphorous acid
noun Date: 1788 a deliquescent crystalline acid H3PO3 used especially as a reducing agent and in making phosphites

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  • phosphorous acid — n. a white or yellowish, crystalline acid, H3PO3, that absorbs oxygen readily: used as a chemical reducing agent and as an analytical reagent …   English World dictionary

  • Phosphorous acid — Chembox new ImageFile = Phosphonic acid 3D balls A.png ImageSize = 150px ImageName = Phosphonic acid ImageFile1 = Phosphonic acid 2D dimensions.png ImageSize1 = 150px ImageName1 = Phosphonic acid IUPACName = phosphonic acid… …   Wikipedia

  • phosphorous acid — Chem. a colorless, crystalline, water soluble acid of phosphorus, H3PO3, from which phosphites are derived. [1785 95] * * * ▪ chemical compound (H3PO3),also called  Orthophosphorous Acid,         one of several oxygen acids of phosphorus, used as …   Universalium

  • phosphorous acid — H3PO3; its salts are phosphites. * * * phosphorous acid n a deliquescent crystalline acid H3PO3 used esp. as a reducing agent and in making phosphites * * * phos·pho·rous ac·id (fos forґəs) a reducing inorganic acid, H3PO3, which readily… …   Medical dictionary

  • phosphorous acid — fosfito rūgštys statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Fosfono rūgšties tautomeras. formulė P(OH)₃ atitikmenys: angl. phosphorous acid rus. фосфористая кислота …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • phosphorous acid — fosfito rūgštys statusas T sritis chemija formulė H₂PHO₃ atitikmenys: angl. phosphorous acid rus. фосфористая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – vandenilio hidridotrioksofosfatas (2–) …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • phosphorous acid — noun a clear or yellow monobasic acid (H3PO2) • Syn: ↑hypophosphorous acid, ↑orthophosphorous acid • Hypernyms: ↑oxyacid, ↑oxygen acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • phosphorous acid — phospho′rous ac′id n. chem. a colorless, crystalline, water soluble acid of phosphorus, H3PO3, from which phosphites are derived • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • phosphorous acid — /fɒsfərəs ˈæsəd/ (say fosfuhruhs asuhd) noun a colourless, water soluble, crystalline acid of phosphorus, H3PO3, from which phosphites are derived …   Australian English dictionary

  • phosphorous acid — noun a yellowish hygroscopic solid, HPO; a mild reducing agent See Also: phosphite …   Wiktionary

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