tribasic
adjective Date: 1837 having three replaceable hydrogen atoms — used of acids

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  • Tribasic — Tri*ba sic, a. [Pref. tri + basic.] (Chem.) Capable of neutralizing three molecules of a monacid base, or their equivalent; having three hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by basic elements on radicals; said of certain acids; thus, citric acid …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tribasic — [trī bās′ik] adj. [ TRI + BASIC] 1. containing in its molecule three atoms of hydrogen that are replaceable by basic atoms or radicals: said of an acid 2. producing three hydrogen ions per molecule in solution 3. containing three monovalent basic …   English World dictionary

  • tribasic — tribasicity /truy bay sis i tee/, n. /truy bay sik/, adj. Chem. 1. (of an acid) having three atoms of hydrogen replaceable by basic atoms or groups. 2. containing three atoms or groups, each having a valence of one, as tribasic sodium phosphate,… …   Universalium

  • tribasic — /traɪˈbeɪsɪk/ (say truy baysik) adjective 1. (of an acid) having three atoms of hydrogen replaceable by basic atoms or groups. 2. containing three basic atoms or groups, each having a valency of one, as tribasic sodium phosphate, Na3PO4 …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • tribasic — Having three titratable hydrogen atoms; denoting an acid with a basicity of 3. * * * tri·ba·sic ( )trī bā sik adj 1) having three replaceable hydrogen atoms used of acids 2) containing three atoms of a monovalent metal or their equivalent * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • tribàsic — tri|bà|sic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • tribasic — tri·bas·ic || traɪ beɪsɪk adj. containing three hydrogen atoms replaceable by basic atoms or groups; having three monovalent basic atoms or groups (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tribasic — [trʌɪ beɪsɪk] adjective Chemistry (of an acid) having three replaceable hydrogen atoms …   English new terms dictionary

  • tribasic — tri·basic …   English syllables

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