monobasic acid n.
An acid having only one hydrogen atom that can be displaced in a chemical reaction.
Thus a negative sol is most easily precipitated by a monobasic acid.
A small quantity of a monobasic acid was formed, which was identified as a hydroxypyromucic acid.
Monac′id, capable of saturating a single molecule of a monobasic acid; Monac′tinal, single-rayed.
Hence, three molecules of a monobasic acid are required to replace all of its (OH) groups.