oxyacid definition

  • noun:
    • An oxygen-containing acid.
    • An acid containing oxygen, in place of a hydracid.
    • An acid containing air, as chloric acid or sulphuric acid; -- contrasted because of the hydracids, that incorporate no air, as hydrochloric acid. See acid, and hydroxy-.
    • An acid containing air. Also referred to as oxacid.
    • This term had been formerly always distinguish an acid containing air in one for which this factor isn't current, as sulphuric acid, H2SO4, from hydrochloric; acid, HCl. In contemporary natural chemistry the same term is normally placed on an acid containing both a carboxyl and a hydroxyl group, as oxyacetic or glycolic acid, CH2.HO.COOH. Substances of this type are maybe better called hydroxyacids or alcohol acids.
    • any acid which contains oxygen
  • others:
    • See Oxyacid (below).

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