An acid containing oxygen, as opposed to a hydracid.

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  • Oxyacid — Ox y*ac id, n. [Oxy (a) + acid.] (Chem.) An acid containing oxygen, as chloric acid or sulphuric acid; contrasted with the {hydracids}, which contain no oxygen, as hydrochloric acid. See {Acid}, and {Hydroxy }. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oxyacid — [äk΄sē as′id] n. an acid containing oxygen …   English World dictionary

  • oxyacid — /ok see as id/, n. Chem. an inorganic acid containing oxygen. Also called oxygen acid. [1830 40; OXY 2 + ACID] * * * ▪ chemical compound Introduction       any oxygen containing acid. Most covalent nonmetallic oxides (oxide) react with water to… …   Universalium

  • oxyacid — oxy·ac·id äk sē .as əd n an acid (as sulfuric acid) that contains oxygen called also oxygen acid * * * oxy·ac·id (ok″se asґid) an acid containing both oxygen and hydrogen atoms. When there are two common oxyacids of the same element, that… …   Medical dictionary

  • oxyacid — É‘ksɪæsɪd / É’k n. acid which contains oxygen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oxyacid — noun Chemistry an inorganic acid whose molecules contain oxygen …   English new terms dictionary

  • oxyacid — oxy·acid …   English syllables

  • oxyacid — ox•y•ac•id [[t]ˈɒk siˌæs ɪd[/t]] n. chem. an inorganic acid containing oxygen • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • oxyacid — /ɒksiˈæsəd/ (say oksee asuhd) noun an inorganic acid containing oxygen. Also, oxygen acid …  

  • oxyacid — n. Chem. an acid containing oxygen …   Useful english dictionary

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