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(Science: chemistry) 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-.

Origin: Oxy- _ acid.

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oxyacid valence electrons

Chemistry question: The oxyacids chloric acid, sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid share 10 or 12 electrons with their surrounding (oxygen) atoms. How does this jibe with the octet rule? Thank you!

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by mattw
Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: oxyacid valence electrons
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