hypophosphoric acid

noun
hy·​po·​phos·​phor·​ic acid | \ -fäs-ˌfȯr-ik- How to pronounce hypophosphoric acid (audio) , -ˌfär- How to pronounce hypophosphoric acid (audio) , -ˌfäs-f(ə-)rik- \

Medical Definition of hypophosphoric acid

: an unstable acid H4P2O6 with four replaceable hydrogen atoms that is usually obtained in the form of its salts

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“Hypophosphoric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypophosphoric%20acid. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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