Agent Name

Bromic acid

CAS Number

7789-31-3

Formula

Br-H-O3

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Category

Acids, Inorganic

Description

Found only in aqueous solution: Colorless liquid; Turns yellow on standing; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as an oxidizing agent; [Merck Index] Used in dyes, intermediates, and pharmaceuticals; [Hawley]

Comments

A strong skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] Unstable and exists only in dilute solutions; A strong tissue irritant; [Hawley] See "Bromine."

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