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Related to metaphosphoric acid: pyrophosphoric acid
A colorless glassy polymeric phosphoric acid, (HPO3)n, that is highly deliquescent and forms phosphoric acid upon addition of water, used as a dehydrating agent, phosphorylating agent, and in dental cements.
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(Elements & Compounds) a glassy deliquescent highly polymeric solid, used as a dehydrating agent. Formula: (HPO3)n. See also polyphosphoric acid
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