phosphomolybdic acid

noun

phos·​pho·​mo·​lyb·​dic acid -mə-ˌlib-dik- How to pronounce phosphomolybdic acid (audio)
: any of several acids obtainable from solutions of phosphoric acid and molybdic acid and used chiefly as precipitants (as for alkaloids)
especially : the yellow crystalline acid H3PMo12O40·xH2O containing twelve atoms of molybdenum in a molecule

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“Phosphomolybdic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phosphomolybdic%20acid. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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