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Definition of H3PO2
H3PO2 Hypophosphorous Hy`po*phos"phor*ous, a. [Pref. hypo- +
Pertaining to, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of
oxidation than in phosphoric compounds; as, hypophosphorous
Hypophosphorous acid (Chem.), an acid, H3PO2, whose salts
are produced by the action of barium hygrate on
phosphorus. It may be obtained from its water solution, by
exaporation and freezing, as a white crystalline
substance. It is a powerful reducing agent.