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

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Origin and Etymology of hypobromous acid

International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + brom ine + -ous


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