pyrophosphoric acid


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pyrophosphoric acid

 [pi″ro-fos-for´ik]
a dimer of phosphoric acid, H4P2O7.
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py·ro·phos·phor·ic ac·id

(pī'rō-fos-fōr'ik as'id),
An anhydride of phosphoric acid obtained by heating phosphoric acid to 213°C; it forms pyrophosphates with bases, and its esters are important in energy metabolism and in biosynthesis.
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