metaphosphoric acid

metaphosphoric acid

[met-uh-fos-fawr-ik, -for-]
noun Chemistry.
an acid, HPO 3 , derived from phosphorous pentoxide, and containing the smallest amount of water of the phosphoric acids.
Compare phosphoric acid.

1825–35; meta- + phosphoric Unabridged
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metaphosphoric acid (ˌmɛtəfɒsˈfɒrɪk)
See also polyphosphoric acid a glassy deliquescent highly polymeric solid, used as a dehydrating agent. Formula: (HPO3)n

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metaphosphoric acid met·a·phos·phor·ic acid (mět'ə-fŏs-fôr'ĭk)
An inorganic compound used as a dehydrating agent and in dental cements.

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