hypobromous acid

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

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History and Etymology for hypobromous acid

International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + brom ine + -ous

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

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