Definition of phosphonate in English:
A salt or ester of phosphonic acid.
- Scale can be controlled chemically using substances such as polyphosphates, phosphonates and various polymers.
- P esters and phosphonates are present in unchanging proportions throughout the ocean.
- Dr Kee believes the earliest forms of DNA / RNA could have been built from other phosphorus-containing molecules called phosphonates, because they are water-soluble and more reactive.
Definition of phosphonate in:
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