hypoiodous acid

noun
hy·​po·​iodous acid

Definition of hypoiodous 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

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International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + iodous

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