carbonic acidnoun [ U ]uk /kɑːˌbɒn.ɪk ˈæs.ɪd/ us /kɑːrˌbɑː.nɪk ˈæs.ɪd/ specialized
Examples from literature
- Air once breathed has lost the chief part of its oxygen, and acquired a proportionate increase of carbonic acid gas.
- If it precipitates on adding lime water, it is carbonic acid.
- The bicarbonate is decomposed, pure carbonic acid being given off.
- This sweet cider ferments, and the sugar part of it changes into carbonic acid gas and alcohol.
- Thus air which has been breathed has lost about five per cent. of oxygen and has gained nearly five per cent. of carbonic acid.