Definition of fluosulfonic acid
: a fuming corrosive liquid acid FSO3H that has an irritating odor, that is made by treating hydrogen fluoride with sulfur trioxide, and that is used chiefly as a catalyst in alkylation and polymerization reactions and as a reagent in organic synthesis
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Origin and Etymology of fluosulfonic acid
International Scientific Vocabulary fluo- + sulfonic
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