Definition of sulfurous acid in English:

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sulfurous acid

noun

Chemistry
An unstable weak acid formed when sulfur dioxide dissolves in water. It is used as a reducing and bleaching agent.
  • Chemical formula: H2SO3.
Example sentences
  • Common reductants are the active metals, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, carbon, carbon monoxide, and sulfurous acid.
  • Sulphur dioxide (which forms sulphurous acid in water) is used for commercial dried fruit.
  • Sorbic acid, a preservative; tartaric acid, a stabiliser; and citric and sulphurous acid - that's sulphur dioxide to you and me - are all regularly added during the wine making process.

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Syllabification: sul·fur·ous ac·id

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