pyrophosphoric acid


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py·ro·phos·phor·ic acid

 (pī′rō-fŏs-fôr′ĭk)
n.
A glacial or syrupy viscous liquid, H4P2O7, used as a catalyst and in organic chemical manufacture.

pyrophosphoric acid

(ˌpaɪrəʊfɒsˈfɒrɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a crystalline soluble solid acid formed by the reaction between one molecule of phosphorus pentoxide and two water molecules. Formula: H4P2O7. See also polyphosphoric acid

py′ro•phos•phor′ic ac′id

(ˈpaɪ roʊ fɒsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌpaɪ-)
n.
a crystalline, water-soluble powder, H4P2O7, used as a catalyst.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.pyrophosphoric acid - a solid acid formed by reactions of orthophosphoric acid
polyphosphoric acid - a series of oxyacids of phosphorus
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