Silicic acid
Silicic Si*lic"ic, a. [L. silex, silicis, a flint: cf. F. silicique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, silica; specifically, designating compounds of silicon; as, silicic acid. [1913 Webster]

{Silicic acid} (Chem.), an amorphous gelatinous substance, {Si(HO)4}, very unstable and easily dried to silica, but forming many stable salts; -- called also {orthosilicic acid} or {normal silicic acid}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Silicic acid — IUPAC name Silicic acid …   Wikipedia

  • silicic acid — n. 1. any of several jellylike masses, SiO2·n H2O, precipitated by acidifying sodium silicate solution 2. any of several hypothetical acids of which the different mineral silicates may be regarded as salts …   English World dictionary

  • silicic acid — Chem. any of certain amorphous gelatinous masses, formed when alkaline silicates are treated with acids, which dissociate readily into silica and water. [1810 20] * * * ▪ chemical compound       a compound of silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen,… …   Universalium

  • silicic acid — Obtained in water as a colloid by treating silicates; precipitated s. is silica gel. * * * silicic acid n any of various weakly acid substances obtained as gelatinous masses by treating silicates with acids * * * si·lic·ic ac·id (sĭ likґik)… …   Medical dictionary

  • silicic acid — noun Date: 1817 any of various weakly acid substances obtained as gelatinous masses by treating silicates with acids …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • silicic acid —    H4SiO4 monomeric acid [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • silicic acid — noun a jellylike substance (hydrated silica) • Hypernyms: ↑acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • silicic acid — noun any of a range of compounds, being hydrates of silica; they form silicates having complex polymeric structures …   Wiktionary

  • silicic acid — noun Chemistry a hydrated form of silica made by acidifying solutions of silicates …   English new terms dictionary

  • silicic acid — See silex …   New dictionary of synonyms

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