hyposulphuricmedical dictionary

<chemistry> Pertaining to, or containing, sulphur in a lower state of oxidation than in the sulphuric compounds; as, hyposulphuric acid.

Hyposulphuric acid, an acid, H2S2O6, obtained by the action of manganese dioxide on sulphur dioxide, and known only in a watery solution and in its salts.

Synonyms: dithionic acid.

See: dithionic.

American spelling: hyposulfuric

(04 Mar 1998)