Origin of dibasic
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COOH, is likewise a dibasic acid, known as amido-pyrotartaric acid.On Digestive Proteolysis
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- (of an acid, such as sulphuric acid, H 2 SO 4) containing two acidic hydrogen atomsCompare diacidic
- (of a salt) derived by replacing two acidic hydrogen atomsdibasic sodium phosphate, Na 2 HPO 4
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- Containing two replaceable hydrogen atoms.
- Of or relating to salts or acids forming salts with two atoms of a univalent metal.
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- Relating to an acid that contains two hydrogen atoms that can be replaced by metal ions. Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) is a dibasic acid. The hydrogens can be replaced by sodium and hydrogen to form sodium hydrogen sulfate (NaHSO4) or by two sodium atoms to form sodium sulfate (Na2SO4).
- Relating to a compound that contains two basic monovalent groups or atoms.
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