- a salt intermediate in composition between a carbonate and a bicarbonate or consisting of the two combined.
Origin of sesquicarbonate
Examples from the Web for sesquicarbonate
Historical Examples of sesquicarbonate
The mineral soda is the sesquicarbonate, to be afterwards described.
The bicarbonate of soda must be pure, and perfectly free from any neutral carbonate or sesquicarbonate of soda.
Neutralise a hot solution of oxalic acid with sesquicarbonate of ammonia; evaporate and crystallise.
Saturate dilute sulphuric acid with sesquicarbonate of ammonia, in slight excess; filter, gently evaporate, and crystallise.
The crude sulphate is principally used in the preparation of sal ammoniac and sesquicarbonate of ammonia, and for manure.
- a mixed salt consisting of a carbonate and a hydrogen carbonate, such as sodium sesquicarbonate, Na 2 CO 3 .NaHCO 3 .2H 2 O