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basicity

[ bey-sis-i-tee ]

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.


basicity

/ beɪˈsɪsɪtɪ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of basicity1

First recorded in 1840–50; basic + -ity
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Example Sentences

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.

Many preparations are on the market containing both chlorides and sulphates with appropriate basicity.

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

Acids of greater basicity than unity are frequently termed polybasic.

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