Definition of chlorous acid in English:

chlorous acid

Syllabification: chlo·rous ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌklôrəs ˈasid


  • A weak acid with oxidizing properties, formed when chlorine dioxide dissolves in water.
    • Chemical formula: HClO2
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    • This then passes through the catalyst which assists the conversion of chlorous acid to chlorine dioxide.
    • In addition, these pumps automatically proportion the chlorous acid dose over a range of 0.25 to 30-gpm.
    • It is anticipated that the chlorous acid would be shipped to the plant site by, e.g., tank truck or railway tank car.

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