Indeed, each man consumes, in one hour, the oxygen contained in more than 176 pints of air, and this air, charged (as then) with a nearly equal quantity of carbonic acid, becomes unbreathable.
Would he obtain air by chemical means, in getting by heat the oxygen contained in chlorate of potash, and in absorbing carbonic acid by caustic potash?
But it was not enough to renew the oxygen; they must absorb the carbonic acid
produced by expiration.
Bubbles of carbonic acid
gas will rise to the surface and burst, and make rings two or three feet wide.
But good society, floated on gossamer wings of light irony, is of very expensive production; requiring nothing less than a wide and arduous national life condensed in unfragrant deafening factories, cramping itself in mines, sweating at furnaces, grinding, hammering, weaving under more or less oppression of carbonic acid
, or else, spread over sheepwalks, and scattered in lonely houses and huts on the clayey or chalky corn-lands, where the rainy days look dreary.
Recovered CO2 from Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation's Mizushima Plant used to produce liquefied carbonic acid
Carbonated beverages get their fizz from the release of carbon dioxide, which dissolves into carbonic acid
would thus be generated from hydrogen carbonate anions, and even more aggressive mineral acids from chloride, nitrate or sulfate.
Water Treatment Solutions also offers a pH adjust system that utilizes an injection of carbonic acid
formed by the combination of carbon dioxide and water.
When you drink sparkling water, a chemical reaction turns that into carbonic acid
, which accounts not just for the addicting crisp, but increased acidity too.
The bicarbonate buffer system, which is the main body buffer, neutralizes a large part of the fixed produced or ingested acids, while producing carbonic acid
That compound turns into carbonic acid
, which makes the drink zesty, but not super for your teeth.