Definition of bisulfite in English:


Syllabification: bi·sul·fite
Pronunciation: /bīˈsəlˌfīt
(chiefly British also bisulphite)


An acid sulfite containing the radical HSO3.
More example sentences
  • Neither sulfite nor bisulfite are sure-fire protectors of phenidone or ascorbic acid against oxidation.
  • Derivatives of sulfites include bisulfites, metabisulfites, and sulfur dioxide.
  • Sulfite increasingly predominates above pH 6, bisulfite predominates at pH 2-4, whereas sulfurous acid appears as a minor component at pH 4 and dominates the mixture only at pH 1 and below.

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