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Oxyacid Definition


Phosphoric acid is an oxyacid acid.

Phosphoric acid is an oxyacid.

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Oxyacid Definition: An oxyacid is an acid that contains an oxygen atom bonded to a hydrogen atom and at least one other element.

Also Known As: oxoacid

Examples: Sulfuric acid (H2SO4), phosphoric acid (H3PO4), and nitric acid (HNO3) are all oxyacids.

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