Definition of carbonic acid in English:

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carbonic acid

noun

Chemistry
A very weak acid formed in solution when carbon dioxide dissolves in water.
  • Chemical formula: H2CO3.
Example sentences
  • Finally, if ammonium carbonate is placed in water, the weak base ammonium carbonate and weak acid carbonic acid are produced.
  • In limestone caves, the main source of this acidity is carbon dioxide dissolved to form weak carbonic acid in meteoric waters, although sulphuric acid may be important in thermal waters.
  • Initially, the ammonia and carbon dioxide reacts with water to form the weak electrolytes, ammonium hydroxide and carbonic acid.

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Syllabification: car·bon·ic ac·id

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