orthophosphoric acid


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orthophosphoric acid

(ˌɔːθəʊfɒsˈfɒrɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless soluble solid tribasic acid used in the manufacture of fertilizers and soaps. Formula: H3PO4. Also called: phosphoric acid
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Noun1.orthophosphoric acid - an acid used in fertilizers and soaps: H3PO4
oxyacid, oxygen acid - any acid that contains oxygen
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Phosphoric acid, also known as orthophosphoric acid, is the largest produced and consumed inorganic acid in terms of value, and the second largest in terms of volume after sulfuric acid.
Currently, the procedure using 35-37% orthophosphoric acid for 20-30 secs, remains the only common denominator that makes the diverse results obtained with different instruments uniform, eliminating the thin layer of dentine substructural damage, exposing the collagen fibres and creating a substrate for the formation of the hybrid layer.
Activation was carried out in a muffle furnace, using orthophosphoric acid as activating reagent.