Definition of carbonic acid in English:

carbonic acid

Syllabification: car·bon·ic ac·id

noun

Chemistry
  • A very weak acid formed in solution when carbon dioxide dissolves in water.
    • Chemical formula: H2CO3
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    • 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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