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oxyacid

[ok-see-as-id] /ˈɒk siˌæs ɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
an inorganic acid containing oxygen.
Also called oxygen acid.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; oxy-2 + acid
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British Dictionary definitions for oxyacids

oxyacid

/ˌɒksɪˈæsɪd/
noun
1.
any acid that contains oxygen Also called oxo acid
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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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