Definition of arsinic acid in English:

arsinic acid


  • Any of a group of acids including cacodylic acid (H₂ AsO(OH)) and organic derivatives of this, analogous to the phosphinic acids.

    The general formula of arsinic acids is R₂AsO(OH), where R denotes an alkyl, aryl, or other organic group.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society.