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noun Chemistry.
  1. the state of being a base.
  2. the power of an acid to react with bases, dependent on the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms of the acid.

Origin of basicity

First recorded in 1840–50; basic + -ity
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Examples from the Web for basicity

Historical Examples

  • He believed the organic base owed its basicity to the ammonia.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • When some sodium chloride solution is then added to one of the two portions, the basicity of the solution is distinctly increased.

  • The author has found this a useful test taken in conjunction with the basicity determination.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

British Dictionary definitions for basicity


  1. chem
    1. the state of being a base
    2. the extent to which a substance is basic
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basicity in Medicine


([object Object])
  1. The ability of an acid to react based on the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms it contains.
  2. The quality of being basic.
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