phosphoric acid

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phosphoric acid

n.
A clear colorless solid or syrupy liquid, H3PO4, used in fertilizers, detergents, food flavoring, and pharmaceuticals.
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phosphoric acid

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: orthophosphoric acid a colourless solid tribasic acid used in the manufacture of fertilizers and soap. Formula: H3PO4. Systematic name: phosphoric(V) acid
2. (Elements & Compounds) any oxyacid of phosphorus produced by reaction between phosphorus pentoxide and water. See also metaphosphoric acid, pyrophosphoric acid, hypophosphoric acid
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phosphor′ic ac′id


n.
any of three acids, orthophosphoric acid, H3PO4, metaphosphoric acid, HPO3, or pyrophosphoric acid, H4P2O7, derived from phosphorus pentoxide, P2O5, and various amounts of water.
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Noun1.phosphoric acid - an acid used in fertilizers and soaps: H3PO4
oxyacid, oxygen acid - any acid that contains oxygen
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