Definition of silicic acid in English:

silicic acid

Syllabification: si·lic·ic ac·id

noun

Chemistry
  • A weakly acidic colloidal hydrated form of silica made by acidifying solutions of alkali metal silicates.
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    • The supply of iron, relative to that of the macronutrients nitrate, phosphate, and silicic acid, plays a critical role in allowing extensive diatom blooms to develop in coastal upwelling regimes.
    • Grasses readily absorb silica in the form of silicic acid from the soil, and most silica is accumulated in the aerial parts as amorphous hydrated silica.
    • The mineral waters vary considerably in temperature, mineralisation, radon, silicic acid and fluorine content, and are suitable for treatment of a wide range of diseases.

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