Definition of Chlorous acid
1. Noun. (HClO2) a strongly oxidizing acid; known only in solution.
Definition of Chlorous acid
1. Noun. (chemistry) an unstable acid, HClO2, known only in solution or as its salts, the chlorites; it is a strong oxidizing agent ¹
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Medical Definition of Chlorous acid
1. HClO2;an acid forming chlorites with bases. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Chlorous acid
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1. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"A solution of potassium permanganate is immediately decomposed by free chlorous acid, and a brown precipitate separates after some time. ..."
2. Elements of Inorganic Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science by Thomas Graham (1858)
"chlorous acid is formed by the deoxidation of chloric acid in various circumstances. ... chlorous acid is a gas of a greenish-yellow colour, of which water ..."
3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1849)
"Most metals act upon a mixture of nitric acid and chlorate of potash in sucha manner ae to form chlorous acid : the metal is oxidized at the expense of a ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"The condensed liquid deposits crystals of a hydrate of chlorous acid, ... The solution of chlorous, acid, HCIO,, thus obtained, has powerful bleaching and ..."
5. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Most Recent Discoveries and by Robert Kane, John William Draper (1842)
"chlorous acid.—When chlorate of potash in fine powder is decomposed by moderately ... The chlorous acid may be collected over mercury, or from its great ..."
6. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller, Charles Edward Groves, Herbert McLeod (1878)
"... (47°'3 F.) dissolve 4-766 of the anhydride, forming a deep yellow solution of chlorous acid, HC10,. At o° •52° F.) chlorous anhydride unites with water ..."
7. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"... have been generally ad. milled ; but the existence of the first is very problematical, while some enumerate a fifth under the name of chlorous acid. ..."
8. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1836)
"chlorous acid, whether in the gaseous or liquid state, forms chlorites with ... According to Balard, chlorous acid, obtained by his process as above given ..."