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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Composed of hydrogen and bromine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Composed of hydrogen and bromine.
  • adjective (Chem.) a colorless, pungent, corrosive gas, HBr, usually collected as a solution in water. It resembles hydrochloric acid, but is weaker and less stable. Called also hydrogen bromide.

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  • adjective chemistry Composed of hydrogen and bromine

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Examples

  • WHITFIELD: Well, our affiliate KHOU in Houston is reporting that, in Harris County, on Winfield (ph), somehow, a drum, a 55-gallon drum containing hydrobromic acid has been punctured at a warehouse there.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2006

  • KHOU television reports that a drum of hydrobromic acid was punctured at a warehouse in northeast Houston.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2006

  • Chlorine acts upon both bromides and free hydrobromic acid, liberating bromine from them:

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • It can be prepared in exactly the same way as hydrobromic acid, iodine being substituted for bromine.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • From their behavior toward sulphuric acid, to what class of agents do hydrobromic and hydriodic acids belong?

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • Concentrated sulphuric acid is a good oxidizing agent, and oxidizes a part of the hydrobromic acid, liberating bromine:

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • It is, however, more unstable than either hydrochloric or hydrobromic acids, and on exposure to the air it gradually decomposes in accordance with the equation

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • ~ When sulphuric acid acts upon a bromide hydrobromic acid is set free:

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • Gaseous _hydrobromic_ and _hydriodic acids_ react with fluorine in a similar manner, with production of flame and formation of hydrofluoric acid.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891

  • ~ This acid cannot be prepared in pure condition by the action of sulphuric acid upon an iodide, since the hydriodic acid set free is oxidized by the sulphuric acid just as in the case of hydrobromic acid, but to a much greater extent.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

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