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1. Containing four replaceable hydrogen atoms in a molecule. Used of acids.
2. Containing four univalent basic atoms or radicals. Used of bases or salts.

tet′ra·ba·sic′i·ty (-sĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


(Chemistry) (of an acid) containing four replaceable hydrogen atoms
tetrabasicity n
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We have produced the specialty battery additive tetrabasic lead sulfate (TTBLS) under our SureCure trade name for years, and new production at ALSB will allow Asian customers to acquire the specialty additive at considerably lower cost than from U.
Five papers from the Shaanxi University of Science and Technology investigate the effect of the chemical structure and sodium sulfate on polycarboxylate superplasticizers in cement pastes, a degraded chitosan for retanning leather, and a tetrabasic graft copolymer adhesive.
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