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arsenic acid Syllabification: ar·sen·ic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ärˌsenik ˈasid/

Definition of arsenic acid in English:


A weakly acidic crystalline solid with oxidizing properties, formed when arsenic reacts with nitric acid.
  • Chemical formula: H3AsO4
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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