carbonic acid

Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to carbonic acid: carbolic acid
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to carbonic acid

a weak acid known only in solution

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Over thousands of years, carbonic acid eats away at limestone, a type of rock formed from the skeletons and shells of tiny creatures.
Simultaneously, unburned hydrocarbons and particulate matter is removed during the condensation phase along with carbonic acid resulting from dissolved CO2.
The oceans act like a sponge to draw down excess carbon dioxide from the air, the gas reacts with seawater to form carbonic acid, which over time is neutralized by fossil carbonate shells on the seafloor.
The carbonic acid dissociates, releasing hydrogen ions that react with the carbonate ions in the water--thus making them unavailable to calcifiers such as corals building reefs.
Most caves form when carbonic acid (rainwater mixed with carbon dioxide) dissolves limestone and carves hollow spaces in rock.
The process would hydrate the carbon dioxide in power plant flue gas with water to produce a carbonic acid solution.
The threat to shell-making marine life follows from the carbonic acid ([H.
The phosphoric, citric, tartaric and/or carbonic acid in soda is now linked to breaking down the tooth enamel around dental sealants and restorations further compromising teens' teeth and leading to more extensive dental treatment to prevent total tooth loss.
Carbon dioxide produces carbonic acid when it dissolves in seawater and up to now, the oceans have buffered the effects of global warming by absorbing almost a third of the carbon dioxide emitted from human fossil fuel use.
On Earth, carbonates such as limestone form when carbon dioxide from the atmosphere dissolves in water, making carbonic acid.
In Paulinia, 80 km from the city of Sao Paulo, Rhodia has a petrol-chemical complex with more than 20 units that produces silica, latex, fertilizer, carbonic acid and derivatives, polyester and nylon monomers, veterinary products, as well as a research center and application laboratories for their range of products, including agricultural products.
For shellfish and other organisms that have calcium carbonate shells and structures, the problem begins when atmospheric CO2 dissolves in seawater and creates carbonic acid that is then rapidly transformed into carbonate and bicarbonate ions in the water.
Some of the gas reacts with water, forming carbonic acid, [H.
Due to the corrosive nature of carbonic acid, removal of CO2 is generally required to get the gas to pipeline quality.