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the state of being a base.
the power of an acid to react with bases, dependent on the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms of the acid.
Historical Examples

He believed the organic base owed its basicity to the ammonia.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

When some sodium chloride solution is then added to one of the two portions, the basicity of the solution is distinctly increased.
The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. Julius Stieglitz

The author has found this a useful test taken in conjunction with the basicity determination.
Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett


the state of being a base
the extent to which a substance is basic

basicity ba·sic·i·ty (bā-sĭs’ĭ-tē)

The ability of an acid to react based on the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms it contains.

The quality of being basic.


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