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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several organic acids containing one or more sulfonic groups.

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  • n. a strong inorganic acid, HSO2OH
  • n. the univalent functional group -SO2OH
  • n. any member of the the class or organic acids containing this group; used in detergents, dyes and ion exchange resins

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  • n. an acid derived from sulphuric acid

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