hyponitrous acid

noun

hy·​po·​nitrous acid
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: 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

Word History

Etymology

hypo- + nitrous (acid)

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“Hyponitrous acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyponitrous%20acid. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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