Definition of Phosphorous acid

1. Noun. A clear or yellow monobasic acid (H3PO2).


Definition of Phosphorous acid

1. Noun. (chemistry) a yellowish hygroscopic solid, H3PO3; a mild reducing agent ¹

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Medical Definition of Phosphorous acid

1. H3PO3;its salts are phosphites. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phosphorous Acid

phosphoro-
phosphoroclastic cleavage
phosphoroclastic reaction
phosphorodiamidate
phosphorodiamidates
phosphorogenic
phosphorolyses
phosphorolysis
phosphorolytic
phosphoroscope
phosphoroscopes
phosphorothioate
phosphorothioates
phosphorothiolated
phosphorous
phosphorous acid (current term)
phosphorous acids
phosphorpenia
phosphorrösslerite
phosphors
phosphoruria
phosphorus
phosphorus-31
phosphorus-32
phosphorus-33
phosphorus-oxygen lyases
phosphorus acids
phosphorus bottle
phosphorus cachexia
phosphorus compounds

Literary usage of Phosphorous acid

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"As indicated above, one equation represents the formation of the acid chloride and phosphorous acid while the other gives the acid chloride, ..."

2. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"phosphorous acid is formed much more readily by the action of water on the ... By neutralizing the solution of phosphorous acid with bases, the phosphites ..."

3. Elements of Inorganic Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science by Thomas Graham (1858)
"It burns with a pale greenish flame, and the phosphorous acid produced is ... In contact with air, phosphorous acid is apt to inflame, from. the heat ..."

4. The Elements of Experimental Chemistry by William Henry (1831)
"phosphorous acid cannot, according to Sir H. Davy, he obtained pure by exposing ... The liquid obtained is a compound of pure phosphorous acid and water, ..."

5. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1883)
"It forms with a small proportion of water a thickish fluid, which by long standing yields crystals of phosphorous acid Heat decomposes phosphorous acid into ..."

6. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"The solution of phosphorous acid absorbs oxygen slowly from the air, and is converted ... phosphorous acid may be procured more conveniently by subliming ..."

7. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum (1808)
"phosphorous acid is liquid, transparent, and of considerable density. ... To obtain phosphorous acid we merely expose phosphorus to the air: the phosphorus ..."

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