hyponitrous acid definition

  • noun:
    • The unstable mixture HNO
    • an explosive white crystalline weak acid (H2N2O2)
  • adjective:
    • an unstable nitrogen acid, NOH, whose salts are produced by reduced amount of the nitrates, although the acid is perhaps not isolated within the no-cost condition except as a remedy in water; -- called in addition nitrosylic acid.

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