carbonic acid

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car·bon·ic acid

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

carbonic acid

(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

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

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But it was not enough to renew the oxygen; they must absorb the carbonic acid produced by expiration.
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There must have been enormous quantities of carbonic acid gas gathered and this, with the absence of oxygen, caused a feeling of great drowsiness.
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With reference to the production of greenhouse gases and their effect on global warming, can anyone tell me if any in-depth research has been done to see if greenhouse gases are being produced when bricks, concrete, mortar, tarmac and other materials used in construction are heated by the rays of the sun or come into contact with carbonic acid (rainwater) or acid rain?