carbonic acid


noun

  1. the acid, H2CO3, formed when carbon dioxide dissolves in water, known in the form of its salts and esters, the carbonates.

noun

  1. a weak acid formed when carbon dioxide combines with water: obtained only in aqueous solutions, never in the pure state. Formula: H 2 CO 3

  1. A weak, unstable acid present in solutions of carbon dioxide in water. It gives carbonated beverages their sharp taste. Chemical formula: H2CO3.

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