Dibasic
Dibasic Di*ba"sic, a. [Pref. di- + basic.] (Chem.) Having two acid hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by basic atoms or radicals, in forming salts; bibasic; -- said of acids, as oxalic or sulphuric acids. Cf. {Diacid}, {Bibasic}. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the case of certain acids dibasic and divalent are not synonymous; as, tartaric acid is tetravalent and dibasic, lactic acid is divalent but monobasic. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dibasic — is an adjective meaning: containing two hydrogen atoms that can be replaced by metal ions,[1] or of or relating to salts or acids forming salts with two atoms of a univalent metal. [1] Dibasic calcium phosphate is referred to as dicalcium… …   Wikipedia

  • dibasic — dibasic. См. двуосновный. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • dibasic — [dī bā′sik] adj. 1. denoting or of an acid with two hydrogen atoms either or both of which may be replaced by basic radicals or atoms to form a salt 2. having two atoms of a monovalent metal dibasicity [dī΄bā sis′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • dibasic — dibasicity /duy bay sis i tee/, n. /duy bay sik/, adj. Chem. 1. containing two replaceable or ionizable hydrogen atoms: dibasic acid. 2. having two univalent, basic atoms, as dibasic sodium phosphate, Na2HPO4. [1865 70; DI 1 + BASIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • dibasic — /daɪˈbeɪsɪk/ (say duy baysik) adjective 1. containing two ionisable hydrogen atoms, as dibasic acid. 2. having two univalent, basic atoms, as dibasic sodium phosphate, Na2HPO4. {di 1 + basic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dibasic — di·bas·ic || daɪ beɪsɪk adj. (Chemistry) containing two replaceable hydrogen atoms; containing two basic univalent atoms n. dibasic acid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dibasic — di•ba•sic [[t]daɪˈbeɪ sɪk[/t]] adj. 1) chem. containing two replaceable or ionizable hydrogen atoms: dibasic acid[/ex] 2) chem. having two univalent basic atoms • Etymology: 1865–70 di ba•sic′i•ty ˈsɪs ɪ ti n …   From formal English to slang

  • dibasic — adjective Date: 1857 having two replaceable hydrogen atoms used of acids …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

  • dibasic — Having two replaceable hydrogen atoms, denoting an acid with two ionizable hydrogen atoms. * * * di·ba·sic ( )dī bā sik adj 1) having two replaceable hydrogen atoms used of acids 2) containing two atoms of a monovalent metal * * * di·ba·sic (di… …   Medical dictionary

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