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hyposulphurous


hyposulphurous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyposulphurous  \Hy`po*sul"phur*ous\,  a.  [Pref.  hypo-  + 
  sulphurous.]  (Chem.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  containing,  sulphur,  all  or  a  part  in  a 
  low  state  of  oxidation. 
 
  {Hyposulphurous  acid}. 
  a  Thiosulphuric  acid.  [Obs.] 
  b  An  acid,  {H2SO2},  obtained  by  the  reduction  of  sulphurous 
  acid.  It  is  not  obtained  in  the  free  state,  but  in  an 
  orange-yellow  water  solution,  which  is  a  strong  reducing 
  and  bleaching  agent.  Called  also  {hydrosulphurous  acid}.