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- adj. Alternative spelling of sulfinic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of a series of acids regarded as acid ethereal salts of hyposulphurous acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a hypothetical compound, , with the same empirical formula as hyposulphurous acid, of which it may be considered a possible form. The term is used as a class name, the sulphinic acids having the formula where R is a hydrocarbon radical such as methyl, CH3.
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They are very stable towards chemical reagents; for instance, saponification of a mono-sulphone very rarely yields sulphinic acid.
In the sulphonic acid compounds it is assumed that the sulphur is hexavalent, and it is hence possible to consider the sulphones to be esters of sulphinic acid.
Sulphonic chlorides, dissolved in ether, yield sulphinic acids on reduction with zinc dust or metallic sodium --
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