carbonic acid


Definition of carbonic acid

: a weak dibasic acid H2CO3 known only in solution that reacts with bases to form carbonates

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Recent Examples on the Web The principle consists in mixing, with the sewage, quantities of lime and clay, combining with the carbonic acid of the fecal matters to form carbonate of lime, in an impalpable powder. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, 15 June 2022 When the peeling essence is paired with the corresponding balancing mask, carbonic acid bubbles in the treatment change colors, pop, and pull away dead skin cells. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 24 Mar. 2022 Some natural baths have fine, mineral-rich volcanic ash and mud components; others, which are acidic, provide an exfoliation effect, while those with carbonic acid help to improve blood circulation, leading to healthy skin. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 The chemical reaction from combining water, citric acid, and baking soda creates carbonic acid (H2CO3), which quickly decomposes into more water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). John Kennedy, Popular Science, 3 Nov. 2020 Roots wrestled into the dirt, altering its chemistry and shuttling carbonic acid toward the sea. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, 20 Dec. 2019 They had been exposed to carbonic acid, a byproduct of the battery production process that causes respiratory issues and skin and eye irritation. USA Today, 12 Nov. 2019 The carbon dioxide that makes water bubbly turns into carbonic acid in the mouth and can be detrimental to your teeth's health. Kendall Trammell, CNN, 7 Sep. 2019 That's because the carbon dioxide that turns water bubbly turns into carbonic acid in the mouth, which can be detrimental to the health of your teeth. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 3 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of carbonic acid

1867, in the meaning defined above

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