oxyacid

oxyacid

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noun Chemistry.
an inorganic acid containing oxygen.
Also called oxygen acid.


Origin:
1830–40; oxy-2 + acid

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oxyacid (ˌɒksɪˈæsɪd)
 
n
Also called: oxo acid any acid that contains oxygen

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oxyacid

any oxygen-containing acid. Most covalent nonmetallic oxides react with water to form acidic oxides; that is, they react with water to form oxyacids that yield hydronium ions (H3O+) in solution. There are some exceptions, such as carbon monoxide, CO, nitrous oxide, N2O, and nitric oxide, NO.

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