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dibasic


dibasic


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  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.