Sulphurous

Definition of Sulphurous

Sul´phur`ous
a.1.Of or pertaining to sulphur.
2.(Chem.) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with the sulphuric compounds.
Sulphurous acid
a - Sulphur dioxide. See under Sulphur.
b - An acid, H2SO3, not known in the free state except as a solution of sulphur dioxide in water, but forming a well-known series of salts (the sulphites).
Sulphurous anhydride
(Chem.) sulphur dioxide. See under Sulphur.

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