seleninic acid

noun
sel·​e·​nin·​ic acid | \ ¦selə¦ninik- \

Definition of seleninic acid

: any of a series of organic acids having the general formula RSeO2H analogous to the sulfinic acids and obtainable by oxidizing diselenides with nitric acid

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History and Etymology for seleninic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary selen- entry 2 + -in + -ic

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“Seleninic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seleninic%20acid. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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