sulfurous acid

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sul·fu·rous ac·id

(sŭl'fŭ-rŭs as'id),
A solution of about 6% sulfur dioxide in water; used chiefly as a disinfectant and bleaching agent; has been used externally for its parasiticidal effect in various skin diseases.
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sulfurous acid

H2SO3, an inorganic acid and a powerful chemical reducing agent used commercially, esp. for as a bleach.
CAS # 7782-99-2
See also: acid
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