hypophosphorous acid


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hy·po·phos·pho·rous acid

 (hī′pō-fŏs′fər-əs, -fŏs-fôr′əs)
n.
A clear, colorless or slightly yellow oily liquid or deliquescent crystalline solid, H3PO2, used as a reducing agent.

hypophosphorous acid

(ˌhaɪpəˈfɒsfərəs)
n
(Chemistry) a colourless or yellowish oily liquid or white deliquescent solid: a monobasic acid and a reducing agent. Formula: H3PO2
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Noun1.hypophosphorous acid - a clear or yellow monobasic acid (H3PO2)
oxyacid, oxygen acid - any acid that contains oxygen
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5 billion and there was a single seizure of hypophosphorous acid worth up to $3.
These creatures might possibly breathe phosphine, eat phosphorus pentoxide laced with essential minerals, and drink hypophosphorous acid flavored with arsenic or lead.