tetrabasic

adjective tet·ra·basic \¦te‧trə+\

Definition of tetrabasic

  1. 1 :  having four hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by basic atoms or radicals —used of acids (as hypophosphoric acid)

  2. 2 :  containing four atoms of a univalent metal or their equivalent —used of salts

  3. 3 :  having four basic hydroxyl groups :  able to react with four molecules of a monoacid —used of bases and basic salts

tetrabasicity

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Origin and Etymology of tetrabasic

International Scientific Vocabulary tetra- + basic


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