pentabasic definition

  • adjective:
    • (of an acid) containing five changeable hydrogen atoms
    • (of a salt) having five atoms of a univalent steel
    • effective at uniting with five particles of a monacid base; having five acid hydrogen atoms effective at replacement by a fundamental radical; -- said of certain acids.
  • others:
    • Noting an acid containing five atoms of hydrogen readily changeable by metals or electropositive radicals.
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