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basicity

[bey-sis-i-tee] /beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the state of being a base.
2.
the power of an acid to react with bases, dependent on the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms of the acid.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; basic + -ity
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  • However, not all cerium purification methods relied on basicity.
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basicity

/beɪˈsɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
(chem)
  1. the state of being a base
  2. the extent to which a substance is basic
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basicity in Medicine

basicity ba·sic·i·ty (bā-sĭs'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The ability of an acid to react based on the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms it contains.

  2. The quality of being basic.

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