Title: Bromic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 7789-31-3
Molecular Formula: BrHO3
Molecular Weight: 128.91
Percent Composition: Br 61.98%, H 0.78%, O 37.23%
Line Formula: HBrO3
Literature References: Prepd from Ba(BrO3)2 and H2SO4: Burchard, Z. Phys. Chem. 2, 814 (1888); Schmeisser in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 1, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, 2nd ed, 1963) p 315.
Properties: Known in aq soln only. Keep refrigerated! Colorless soln, turns yellow on standing at room temp, even in the dark. Careful evapn in vacuo at -12° yields about a 50% soln. Dec on heating to 100°. Can be dil with cold water.
CAUTION: Highly irritating to skin, eyes, mucous membranes.
Use: Oxidizing agent.