pentacid definition

  • adjective:
    • with the capacity of neutralizing, or combining with, five particles of a monobasic acid; having five hydrogen atoms with the capacity of substitution by acid residues; said of specific complex basics.
    • with the capacity of neutralizing, or combining with, five particles of a monobasic acid; having five hydrogen atoms with the capacity of substitution by acid residues; -- stated of certain complex basics.
  • others:
    • Noting a base containing five combining units for the radical hydroxyl, HO, or one comparable to a pentabasic acid, molecule for molecule.
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