hydrocarbonate definition

  • noun:
    • A hydrocarbon.
    • A hydrous carbonate, such as for example malachite.
    • A hydrocarbon.
    • A hydrous carbonate, as malachite.
    • carbureted-hydrogen gasoline.
    • In contemporary chemistry and mineralogy, an acid carbonate or carbonate of hydrogen and a metal: as, hydrocarbonate of magnesia (magnesium acid carbonate), H2Mg (CO3)2; in addition, but improperly, placed on a compound of a metal with hydroxyl and also the radical of carbonic-acid: as, hydrocarbonate of copper (of this mineral malachite) equals copper hydroxycarbonate, Cu2.(HO)2.CO3.

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