hypohalous acid

hy·​po·​hal·​ous acid

Definition of hypohalous acid

: an acid HXO derived from the halogens and including hypochlorous acid, hypobromous acid, and hypoiodous acid

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History and Etymology for hypohalous acid

hypo- + hal- + -ous

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