hypobromous acid

noun
hy·​po·​bro·​mous acid

Definition of hypobromous acid

: an unstable acid HBrO that resembles hypochlorous acid and is obtained in solution by reaction of bromine water with silver nitrate or in the form of unstable salts by reaction of bromine with alkaline solutions

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for hypobromous acid

International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + brom ine + -ous

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About hypobromous acid

Dictionary Entries Near hypobromous acid

hypobromite

hypobromous acid

hypocalcemia

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for hypobromous acid

Cite this Entry

“Hypobromous acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypobromous%20acid. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!