- (of an acid) having two or more atoms of replaceable hydrogen.
Origin of polybasic
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For polybasic acids, the ratio would have the form demanded by the rule given p. 94.
- (of an acid) having two or more replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule
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- Of or relating to an acid that has two or more hydrogen atoms that can be replaced by basic atoms or radicals.
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- Of or relating to an acid that has two or more hydrogen atoms per molecule that can be replaced by basic atoms or radicals.
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