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Bromous acid
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IUPAC name hydroxy-λ3-bromanone
bromous acid
CAS number
PubChem 165616
Molecular formula HBrO2
Molar mass 112.911 g/mol
Related compounds
Other anions Hydrobromic acid; hypobromous acid; bromic acid; perbromic acid
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Bromous acid is a chemical compound. It is an acid. Its chemical formula is HBrO2. It contains hydrogen and bromite ions. It contains bromine in its +3 oxidation state.


It can be made by oxidizing hypobromous acid with hypochlorous acid. It can also be made by careful disproportionation of hypobromous acid. It can also be made by reacting hypobromous acid and bromic acid. They can be used to reduce permanganates to manganates.

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