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carbonic acid
American English: /kɑrˈbɑnɪk ˈæsəd/
British English: /kɑːbɒnɪkˈasɪd/

Translation of carbonic acid in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 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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