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Meaning of HYPOSULPHUROUS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hy`po*sul"phur*ous\, a. [Pref. hypo- +
sulphurous.] (Chem.)
Pertaining to, or containing, sulphur, all, or a part, in a
low state of oxidation.

{Hyposulphurous acid}.
(a) Thiosulphuric acid. [Obs.]
(b) An acid, {H2SO2}, obtained by the reduction of sulphurous
    acid. It is not obtained in the free state, but in an
    orange-yellow water solution, which is a strong reducing
    and bleaching agent. Called also {hydrosulphurous acid}.

 

 

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