Definition of phosphite in English:

phosphite

noun

Chemistry
  • old-fashioned term for phosphate (see phosphonic acid)
    • ‘The fungicidal composition includes a phosphorus-containing compound such as phosphorous acid, a phosphite salt, and a phosphate salt or mixtures thereof.’
    • ‘At BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Joaquim-Henrique Teles and coworkers have described the use of cationic gold complexes of the type [L-Au +] (where L is a phosphine, phosphite or an arsine) for the addition of alcohols to alkynes.’

Pronunciation:

phosphite

/ˈfäsfīt/