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  • (chemistry) (of an acid) containing two replaceable hydrogen atoms
  • (chemistry) (of a salt) having two atoms of a univalent metal
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.

&fist; 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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