Carbonic-acid



the acid, H 2 CO 3 , formed when carbon dioxide dissolves in water, known in the form of its salts and esters, the carbonates.
Historical Examples

Plants take in carbonic-acid gas through their leaves, and send the oxygen back into the air ready for us to use again.
First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg

This is carbonic-acid gas, which is a poison and will destroy life.
First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg

It is highly inflammable, burning with a pale-blue flame, and giving off sulphurous and carbonic-acid gases.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Here it combines with the carbonic-acid gas taken from the air.
The School Book of Forestry Charles Lathrop Pack

There are two reasons then why we breathe: (a) to obtain oxygen; (b) to get rid of carbonic-acid gas.
First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg

Suitable drinks are—plain water, Seltzer and Apollinaris water, carbonic-acid water, lemonade.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

The “Valley of Death,” in the island of Java, is simply the crater of an extinct volcano, filled with carbonic-acid gas.
One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed C. A. Bogardus

If the dough be baked during the alcoholic and carbonic-acid stage of fermentation, the gas will render the loaf light and porous.
Science in the Kitchen. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg

What would have escaped up a chimney as carbonic-acid gas is confined here as a solid, and fire can yet liberate it.
Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers

Then, after due consideration, it was decided to make the test with carbonic-acid gas instead.
Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly

noun
a weak acid formed when carbon dioxide combines with water: obtained only in aqueous solutions, never in the pure state. Formula: H2CO3
carbonic acid
(kär-bŏn’ĭk)
A weak, unstable acid present in solutions of carbon dioxide in water. It gives carbonated beverages their sharp taste. Chemical formula: H2CO3.

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