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  1. iodic acid(noun)

    a soluble crystalline acid; used as a reagent and disinfectant

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  1. iodic acid(Noun)

    The oxyacid of iodine HIO

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  1. Iodic acid

    Iodic acid, HIO3, can be obtained as a white solid. It dissolves in water very well, but it also exists in the pure state, as opposed to chloric acid or bromic acid. Iodic acid contains iodine in the oxidation state +5 and it is one of the most stable oxo-acids of the halogens in its pure state. When iodic acid is carefully heated, it dehydrates to iodine pentoxide. On subsequent heating, the iodine pentoxide further decomposes, giving a mix of iodine, oxygen and lower oxides of iodine.


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