Definition of Hypophosphorous acid

1. Noun. A clear or yellow monobasic acid (H3PO2).

Exact synonyms: Orthophosphorous Acid, Phosphorous Acid
Generic synonyms: Oxyacid, Oxygen Acid



Definition of Hypophosphorous acid

1. Noun. (chemistry) A pale yellow liquid, H3PO2, used as a reducing agent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hypophosphorous acid

1. An aqueous solution containing 31% HPH2O2; used as a stabilizing reducing agent in pharmaceutical preparations. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypophosphorous Acid

hypophosphataemic
hypophosphatasaemia
hypophosphatasia
hypophosphatasias
hypophosphatasic
hypophosphate
hypophosphatemia
hypophosphatemias
hypophosphatemic
hypophosphates
hypophosphaturia
hypophosphite
hypophosphoric
hypophosphoric acid
hypophosphorous
hypophosphorous acid (current term)
hypophosphorylated
hypophosphorylation
hypophrasia
hypophyllous
hypophyseal
hypophyseal cachexia
hypophyseal pouch
hypophyseal stalk
hypophysectomise
hypophysectomised
hypophysectomize
hypophysectomized
hypophysectomy
hypophyseoportal system

Literary usage of Hypophosphorous acid

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1. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"The salts of hypophosphorous acid are obtained by boiling phosphorus with dilute alkali, whereby phosphine is given off: 2 P4 + 3 Ba(OH)2 + 6 H20 = 3 ..."

2. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1833)
"hypophosphorous acid.—This acid was discovered in 1816 by Dulong*, ... phosphoric acid, and hypophosphorous acid. Mém. d'Arcueil, vol. iii. or An. de Ch. et ..."

3. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1836)
"Of hypophosphorous acid. [This acid may be formed by the action of water on the ... hypophosphorous acid, as thus obtained, is in the form of an aqueous ..."

4. Victor Von Richter's Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1900)
"It is only this last atom of hydrogen which is readily replaced by the action of bases ; hence hypophosphorous acid is a monobasic acid. ..."

5. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"hypophosphorous acid, H.PO,. The concentrated solution of hypophosphorous acid is of a syrupy consistence, and resembles that of phosphorous acid (see ..."

6. Elements of Inorganic Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science by Thomas Graham (1858)
"To separate the hypophosphorous acid from the ... hypophosphorous acid is colourless, viscid, and sour to the taste. It w oxygen from the sesquioxide of ..."

7. The Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America: (The United States by United States Pharmacopoeial Convention (1820)
"hypophosphorous acid conforms to the tests for identity and purity und' Acidum ... Assay—Pour about 7 mils of hypophosphorous acid into a tared and stopper* ..."

8. A System of Chemistry for the Use of Students of Medicine by Franklin Bache, Thomas Thomson (1819)
"Phosphorus 12—one atom. Oxygen 8—one atom. Giving 2O for the number representing the weight of its atom.* SECTION VIII. OF hypophosphorous acid. ..."

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