diphosphonic acid

diphosphonic acid
di·phos·pho·nic ac·id (di″fos-fonґik) a dimer of phosphonic acid; structurally it is similar to pyrophosphoric acid, but with an organic substituent replacing the central oxygen atom of that molecule.

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