formaldehydesulfoxylic acid


Definition of formaldehydesulfoxylic acid 

: an unstable acid HOCH2SO2H known only in the form of salts (as sodium formaldehydesulfoxylate) that are strong reducing agents

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History and Etymology for formaldehydesulfoxylic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary formaldehyde + sulfoxylic

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