Oxoacids (and its variants oxyacids, oxo acids
, oxy-acids, oxiacids,
oxacids) is a traditional name for any acid having oxygen in the
acidic group. The term stands in contradistinction to `hydracids'
) lacking oxygen. The term oxoacid now refers to a compound
which contains oxygen, at least one other element, and at least one
hydrogen bound to oxygen, and which produces a conjugate base by loss
of positive hydrogen ion(s) (hydrons). E.g.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on
structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
on page 1355
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