chlorous acid


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chlorous acid

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(Elements & Compounds) an unstable acid that is a strong oxidizing agent. Formula: HClO2
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Noun1.chlorous acid - (HClO2) a strongly oxidizing acid; known only in solution
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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But Washington State University scientists, as an option, set out to examine the antimicrobial effects of chlorous acid against L.
2] (generated during delignification process) directly to the aromatic ring of lignin to decompose quickly and completely to form chlorous acid such as fumaric acid, oxalic acid and monochloroacetic acid [19].
Scientists at Washington State University evaluated the antimicrobial effect of chlorous acid against L.