Definition of Orthoboric acid

1. Noun. A white or colorless slightly acid solid that is soluble in water and ethanol; used in the manufacture of glass and paper and adhesives and in detergents and as a flux in welding; also used as an antiseptic and food preservative.

Exact synonyms: Boric Acid
Generic synonyms: Acid



Definition of Orthoboric acid

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) Any of several poorly-characterized acids that are hydrates of boric oxide ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orthoboric Acid

orthites
ortho
ortho-
orthoacetate
orthoacetates
orthoacid
orthoarsenite
orthoarteriotony
orthobenzoate
orthobenzoates
orthobenzoquinone
orthobicupola
orthobiosis
orthoborate
orthoboric
orthoboric acid (current term)
orthobrannerite
orthobunyavirus
orthobunyaviruses
orthocaine
orthocarbonate
orthocarbonates
orthocarbonic
orthocarbonic acid
orthocenter
orthocenters
orthocentre
orthocentres
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orthocephalic

Literary usage of Orthoboric acid

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1. Modern Inorganic Chemistry by Joseph William Mellor (1912)
"orthoboric acid, B.,O.,.3H.,O ... The meta- and pyro- boric acids immediately pass to orthoboric acid» aqueous solution. ..."

2. A Practical Elementary Chemistry by Boynton Wells McFarland (1915)
"It is readily made by heating orthoboric acid: . 2 H3BO3 = B2O3 + 3 H2O. 562. ... orthoboric acid occurs in the form of brilliant, colorless scales. ..."

3. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1883)
"orthoboric acid is soluble in water and in alcohol; upon evaporating the solutions a large proportion of boric acid volatilizes along with the aqueous and ..."

4. Qualitative Chemical Analysis: A Guide in Qualitative Work, with Data for by Albert Benjamin Prescott, Otis Coe Johnson (1901)
"Three hydroxides are known: 2H:,BO., = B,0,..4H,O , orthoboric acid; ... orthoboric acid, H,BOn, is formed by dissolving the oxide in water; the meta acid, ..."

5. General Medical Chemistry: For the Use of Practitioners of Medicine by Rudolph August Witthaus (1881)
"orthoboric acid is in the form of brilliant, crystalline plates, ... If orthoboric acid be heated for some time at 80°, it loses the elements of a molecule ..."

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