metaphosphoric acid


metaphosphoric acid
/mɛtəfɒsˌfɔrɪk ˈæsəd/ (say metuhfos.fawrik 'asuhd)

noun
an acid, HPO3, derived from phosphorous pentoxide, and containing the least water of the phosphoric acids.
See phosphoric acid.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • metaphosphoric acid — [met΄əfäs fôr′ik] n. glacial phosphoric acid, HPO3, a deliquescent solid obtained by heating orthophosphoric acid: used as an analytical reagent …   English World dictionary

  • metaphosphoric acid — metafosfato rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė HPO₃ atitikmenys: angl. metaphosphoric acid rus. метафосфорная кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – vandenilio trioksofosfatas (1–) …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • metaphosphoric acid — SYN: glacial phosphoric acid. * * * meta·phos·pho·ric acid .met ə .fäs .fȯr ik , .fär ; .fäs f(ə )rik n a glassy solid acid HPO3 or (HPO3)n formed by heating orthophosphoric acid but usu. obtained in the form of salts * * * meta·phos·phor·ic… …   Medical dictionary

  • metaphosphoric acid — noun Date: 1833 a glassy solid acid HPO3 or (HPO3)n formed by heating orthophosphoric acid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • metaphosphoric acid — /met euh fos fawr ik, for /, Chem. an acid, HPO3, derived from phosphorous pentoxide, and containing the smallest amount of water of the phosphoric acids. Cf. phosphoric acid. [1825 35; META + PHOSPHORIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • metaphosphoric acid — noun a glassy solid acid ([HPO3]n) often used as a dehydrating agent • Hypernyms: ↑polyphosphoric acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • metaphosphoric acid — noun an anhydrous form of phosphoric acid that exists as a polymeric glassy solid, (HPO); used as a drying agent and in dental cement …   Wiktionary

  • metaphosphoric — adjective Of or pertaining to metaphosphoric acid …   Wiktionary

  • metaphosphoric — met a*phos*phor ic, a. [Pref. meta + phosphoric.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a monobasic acid, {HPO3}, analogous to nitric acid, and, by heating phosphoric acid, obtained as a crystalline substance, commonly called {glacial phosphoric …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metaphosphoric — metaphosphorˈic adjective Applied to an acid (HPO3) containing a molecule less of water than orthophosphoric acid • • • Main Entry: ↑meta …   Useful english dictionary