carbonic acid

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car·bon·ic acid

 (kär-bŏn′ĭk)
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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ácido carbónico
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acide carbonique
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carbonic acid

[kɑːˌbɒnɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m carbónico
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