hyponitrous acid

noun
hy·​po·​nitrous acid | \ "+...- \

Definition of hyponitrous acid

: an explosive crystalline weak acid H2N2O2 or HON=NOH obtained usually in the form of its salts by oxidation of hydroxylamine or by reduction of nitrites

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History and Etymology for hyponitrous acid

hypo- + nitrous (acid)

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“Hyponitrous acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyponitrous%20acid. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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