Tetrabasic
Tetrabasic Tet`ra*bas"ic, a. [Tetra- + basic.] (Chem.) Capable of neutralizing four molecules of a monacid base; having four hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by bases; quadribasic; -- said of certain acids; thus, normal silicic acid, {Si(OH)4}, is a tetrabasic acid. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetrabasic — [te΄trə bā′sik] adj. [ TETRA + BASIC] designating or of an acid having four replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule …   English World dictionary

  • tetrabasic — tetrabasicity /te treuh bay sis i tee/, n. /te treuh bay sik/, adj. Chem. 1. (of an acid) having four atoms of hydrogen replaceable by basic atoms or groups. 2. containing four basic atoms or groups having a valence of one. [1860 65; TETRA +… …   Universalium

  • tetrabasic — adjective a) (of an acid) containing four replaceable hydrogen atoms b) (of a salt) having four atoms of a univalent metal …   Wiktionary

  • tetrabasic — Denoting an acid having four acid groups and thereby being able to neutralize 4 Eq of base. * * * tet·ra·ba·sic (tet″rə baґsik) [tetra + basic] containing four atoms of replaceable hydrogen …   Medical dictionary

  • tetrabasic — adj. containing four basic atoms (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tetrabasic — tet·ra·basic …   English syllables

  • tetrabasic — /tɛtrəˈbeɪsɪk/ (say tetruh baysik) adjective (of an acid) having four atoms of hydrogen replaceable by basic ions or groups …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetrabasic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • tetrabasic acid — noun an acid containing four replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule • Hypernyms: ↑acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • SiOH4 — Tetrabasic Tet ra*bas ic, a. [Tetra + basic.] (Chem.) Capable of neutralizing four molecules of a monacid base; having four hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by bases; quadribasic; said of certain acids; thus, normal silicic acid, {Si(OH)4},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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