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oxyacid

Syllabification: ox·y·ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌäksēˈasəd
 
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Definition of oxyacid in English:

noun

Chemistry
An inorganic acid whose molecules contain oxygen, such as sulfuric or nitric acid.
Example sentences
  • Salts of triazinic compounds with phosphorus oxyacids, and use of said compounds in self-extinguishing polymeric compositions.
  • Just as certain elements form more than one oxyanion, they also form more than one oxyacid.

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