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monobasic

[ mon-uh-bey-sik ]

adjective

  1. Chemistry. (of an acid) containing one replaceable hydrogen atom.
  2. Biology. monotypic.


monobasic

/ ˌmɒnəʊˈbeɪsɪk /

adjective

  1. chem (of an acid, such as hydrogen chloride) having only one replaceable hydrogen atom per molecule


monobasic

/ mŏn′ə-bāsĭk /

  1. Relating to an acid that contains only one hydrogen atom that can be replaced in an acid-base reaction. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) and nitric acid (HNO 3 ) are monobasic acids.
  2. Of or relating to a compound that contains one metal ion or positive radical.


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Other Words From

  • mon·o·ba·sic·i·ty [mon-, uh, -bey-, sis, -i-tee], noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of monobasic1

First recorded in 1835–45; mono- + basic
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Example Sentences

The equilibrium ratio, used as an illustration in the text, is the equilibrium ratio for monobasic acids.

In point of fact, for strong acids, this ratio holds as little as does the equilibrium ratio for the monobasic acids.

By decomposing a solution of crude sulphate of alumina with neutral or monobasic acetate of lead.

Thus a negative sol is most easily precipitated by a monobasic acid.

Hence, three molecules of a monobasic acid are required to replace all of its (OH) groups.

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