hypophosphorous acid

noun
hy·​po·​phos·​pho·​rous acid | \ -ˌfäs-f(ə-)rəs-; -fäs-ˌfōr-əs- How to pronounce hypophosphorous acid (audio) , -ˌfȯr- How to pronounce hypophosphorous acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypophosphorous acid

: a low-melting deliquescent crystalline strong monobasic acid H3PO2 usually obtained by acidifying one of its salts and used as a reducing agent

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“Hypophosphorous acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypophosphorous%20acid. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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