phosphinic acid

noun
phos·​phin·​ic acid | \ (ˈ)fä¦sfinik- \

Definition of phosphinic acid

: any of a series of monobasic organic acids RR′PO(OH) [as diphenyl-phosphinic acid (C6H5)2PO(OH)] obtainable from disubstituted phosphines by oxidation — compare phosphonic acid

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History and Etymology for phosphinic acid

phosphinic International Scientific Vocabulary phosphine + -ic

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“Phosphinic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphinic%20acid. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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