Definition of arsenic acid in English:

arsenic acid

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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A weakly acidic crystalline solid with oxidizing properties, formed when arsenic reacts with nitric acid.
    • Chemical formula: H3AsO4
    More example sentences
    • In the Vietnam War dimethyl arsenic acid was applied for the destruction of rice cultures.
    • It would be advantageous to have a process wherein arsenic acid in such waste mixtures is transformed into a useful product and any residual arsenic acid in the resulting solution is removed.
    • Arsenates are salts of arsenic acid, or more formerly orthoarsenic acid.

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