tribasic


tribasic

tribasic [trahy-bey-sik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry.

  1. (of an acid) having three atoms of hydrogen replaceable by basic atoms or groups.
  2. containing three atoms or groups, each having a valence of one, as tribasic sodium phosphate, Na3PO4.

Origin of tribasic First recorded in 1830–40; tri- + basic Related formstri·ba·sic·i·ty [trahy-bey-sis-i-tee] /ˌtraɪ beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti/, noun Examples from the Web for tribasic Historical Examples of tribasic

  • This salt, which is tribasic, is also formed when1058 the preceding crystallised salts are put into hot water.

    Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • Tribasic sodium phosphate alone without the addition of the carbonate will also give good results.

    The Mechanism of Life

    Stphane Leduc

  • Being a tribasic acid, it forms acid as well as normal salts.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

    William McPherson

  • Morphine itself is a tribasic meconate, and narcotin, of course, another opium derivative.

    The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation

    Austin O’Malley

  • British Dictionary definitions for tribasic tribasic adjective

    1. (of an acid) containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms in the molecule
    2. (of a molecule) containing three monovalent basic atoms or groups in the molecule

    tribasic in Medicine tribasic [trī-bā′sĭk] adj.

    1. Relating to an acid containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule.
    2. Relating to a base or salt containing three univalent basic atoms or radicals per molecule.

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