bi carbonate


[bahy-kahr-buh-nit, -neyt]
noun Chemistry.
a salt of carbonic acid, containing the HCO 3 −1 group; an acid carbonate, as sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO 3 .

1810–20; bi-1 + carbonate Unabridged
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bicarbonate (baɪˈkɑːbənɪt, -ˌneɪt)
1.  a salt of carbonic acid containing the ion HCO3--; an acid carbonate
2.  (modifier) Systematic name: hydrogen carbonate consisting of, containing, or concerned with the ion HCO3--: a bicarbonate compound
3.  short for bicarbonate of soda

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1819, from bi- + carbonate.
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bicarbonate bi·car·bon·ate (bī-kär'bə-nāt', -nĭt)
The radical group HCO3 or a compound, such as sodium bicarbonate, containing it.

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bicarbonate   (bī-kär'bə-nāt')  Pronunciation Key 
The group HCO3 or a compound containing it, such as sodium bicarbonate. When heated, bicarbonates give off carbon dioxide.
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