sesquicarbonate

[ ses-kwi-kahr-buh-neyt, -nit ]
/ ˌsɛs kwɪˈkɑr bəˌneɪt, -nɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a salt intermediate in composition between a carbonate and a bicarbonate or consisting of the two combined.

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Origin of sesquicarbonate

First recorded in 1815–25; sesqui- + carbonate
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British Dictionary definitions for sesquicarbonate

sesquicarbonate
/ (ˌsɛskwɪˈkɑːbəˌneɪt, -nɪt) /

noun

a mixed salt consisting of a carbonate and a hydrogen carbonate, such as sodium sesquicarbonate, Na 2 CO 3 .NaHCO 3 .2H 2 O
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