from The Century Dictionary.
- Noting an acid, a distinct tetra basic acid, H4P2O6, produced, along with phosphorous and phosphoric acids, by the slow oxidation of phosphorus in moist air at ordinary temperatures.
- Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds.
- adjective (Chem.) an acid, P2H4O6, produced by the slow oxidation of moist phosphorus, and isolated only as a solution in water. It is regarded as a condensation product of one molecule of phosphoric acid with one of phosphorous acid, by partial dehydration.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to
hypophosphoric acidor its derivatives
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From hypo- + phosphoric
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