carbonic acid


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car·bon·ic acid

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n.
A weak, unstable acid, H2CO3, present in solutions of carbon dioxide in water.

carbonic acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a weak acid formed when carbon dioxide combines with water: obtained only in aqueous solutions, never in the pure state. Formula: H2CO3

carbon′ic ac′id


n.
the acid, H2CO3, formed when carbon dioxide dissolves in water, found as its salts and esters, the carbonates.
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Noun1.carbonic acid - a weak acid known only in solution; formed when carbon dioxide combines with water
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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carbonic acid

[kɑːˌbɒnɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m carbónico
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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.
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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 gas
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.