hypoiodous acid

noun

hy·​po·​iodous acid
: a very unstable very weak acid HIO that resembles hypochlorous acid and is obtained in solution by treating mercury oxide (see mercury oxide sense b) with iodine in water or in the form of unstable salts in solution by reaction of iodine with alkali

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + iodous

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“Hypoiodous acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoiodous%20acid. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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