bicarbonate definition

  • noun:
    • The radical group HCO3 or a compound, particularly sodium bicarbonate, containing it.
    • the univalent anion HCO3; any salt of carbonic acid where one of the hydrogen atoms is changed
    • salt bicarbonate utilized as a mild antacid; bicarbonate of soda
    • A carbonate which but one half the hydrogen for the acid is replaced by a confident factor or radical, thus making the proportion of this acid into good or basic portion twice what it is when you look at the regular carbonates; an acid carbonate; -- occasionally known as supercarbonate.
    • A carbonate containing two equivalents of carbonic-acid to one of a base; among the supercarbonates.
    • a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) by which one hydrogen atom has-been changed; an acid carbonate

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