diprotic acid


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diprotic acid

(daɪˈprɒtɪk)
n
any acid with two hydrogen atoms in its molecule that are capable of being released or ionized in water, such as sulphuric acid and carbonic acid
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Guven, Prediction of swelling behaviour of hydrogels containing diprotic acid moieties, Polymer, 39(5), 1165-1172 (1998).
Grape juice has two diprotic acids: the stronger tartaric acid (symbolized as H, Ta) with pKas of 3.0 and 4.2, and the weaker malic acid (H, Ma) with pKas of 3.5 and 5.0.