Definition of orthophosphoric acid in English:

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orthophosphoric acid

Pronunciation: /ˌɔːθə(ʊ)fɒsˈfɒrɪk/


Another term for phosphoric acid.
Example sentences
  • A phosphate is a salt that is prepared from orthophosphoric acid.
  • Soil samples were pretreated with excess 0.1 M orthophosphoric acid to remove inorganic C salts.
  • The pH value at which a one molar solution exists as half orthophosphoric acid and half dihydrogen phosphate ion, H 2 PO 4 -, the pK 1, is 2.15.



Example sentences
  • Only a fraction of total P is supposed to occur as free orthophosphate ions.
  • An example of a second order reaction is the formation of ATP through the condensation of ADP with orthophosphate.
  • In many species the enzyme is sensitive to allosteric regulation by phosphoglyceric acid and inorganic orthophosphate (inhibitor).

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