This salt, which is tribasic, is also formed when1058 the preceding crystallised salts are put into hot water.
tribasic sodium phosphate alone without the addition of the carbonate will also give good results.
Morphine itself is a tribasic meconate, and narcotin, of course, another opium derivative.
Being a tribasic acid, it forms acid as well as normal salts.
tribasic tri·ba·sic (trī-bā'sĭk)
Relating to an acid containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule.
Relating to a base or salt containing three univalent basic atoms or radicals per molecule.