any of certain amorphous gelatinous masses, formed when alkaline silicates are treated with acids, which dissociate readily into silica and water.
Words nearby silicic acid
Origin of silicic acid
First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for silicic acid
a white gelatinous substance obtained by adding an acid to a solution of sodium silicate. It has an ill-defined composition and is best regarded as hydrated silica, SiO 2 . n H 2 O
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