Salifiable


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Sal´i`fi`a`ble


a.1.(Chem.) Capable of neutralizing an acid to form a salt; - said of bases; thus, ammonia is salifiable.
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7--8.17: [P.sub.2][O.sub.5] + 3[H.sub.2]O[right arrow]2[H.sub.3]P[O.sub.4] (7--8.17) Lavoisier wrote in 1789: 'From these phenomena it appears that oxygen is the bond of union between metals and acids; and from this we are led to suppose that oxygen is contained in all substances which have a strong affinity with acids: Hence it is very probably the four eminently salifiable earths contain oxygen and their capability of uniting with acids is produced by the intermediation of that element'.