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An oxygen-containing acid. Also called oxoacid.
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(Elements & Compounds) any acid that contains oxygen. Also called: oxo acid
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(ˈɒk siˌæs ɪd)

an inorganic acid containing oxygen.
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Noun1.oxyacid - any acid that contains oxygen
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
hypophosphoric acid - a crystalline tetrabasic acid (H4P2O6)
hypophosphorous acid, orthophosphorous acid, phosphorous acid - a clear or yellow monobasic acid (H3PO2)
polyphosphoric acid - a series of oxyacids of phosphorus
periodic acid - any acid of iodine that contains oxygen
orthophosphoric acid, phosphoric acid - an acid used in fertilizers and soaps: H3PO4
tungstic acid - an oxyacid of tungsten (often polymeric in nature) formed by neutralizing alkaline tungstate solutions
vanadic acid, vanadium pentoxide - any of various oxyacids of vanadium; known mostly in the form of its salts
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In this study, alanine, aspartate, and pyruvate content in the blood of the model group rats decreased, and the pyruvate content in the liver homogenate of the model group rats decreased as compared to the control group rats; these changes indicated that the glycogenic oxyacids were converted to carbohydrates.
They cover absolute and relative pKa calculations, quantitative structure-acidity methods, oxyacids and related compounds, nitrogen acids, additional types of acids, acidities in nonaqueous solvents, and additional factors influencing acidity and basicity.
Frequently 'oxyacids' such as acetic or boric are added to get an optimised type of roughness.