Selenous Acid Formula

Selenous Acid is a hygroscopic white crystalline compound and is the principal oxoacid of selenium. Selenous Acid is used as an oxidizing agent and is a reagent for alkaloids. Selenous Acid isotope is used in radiopharmaceuticals for labelling. Selenous Acid is the conjugate acid of a hydrogen selenite and is analogous to sulfurous acid. Let us learn the chemical composition details of Selenous Acid.

Properties Of Selenous Acid

Chemical formula H2SeO3
Molecular weight 128.97 g/mol
Density 3.0 g/cm3
IUPAC name Selenous acid

Selenic(IV) acid

Solubility soluble in ethanol
Melting point decomposes at 70°C

Selenous Acid Structural Formula

The structural formula of Selenous Acid is as shown below.

Selenous Acid Structural Formula

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