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CARBONIC ACID

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 309 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CARBONIC ACID, in chemistry, properly H2CO3, the acid assumed to be formed when carbon dioxide is dissolved in water; its salts are termed carbonates. The name is also given to the neutral carbon dioxide from its power of forming salts with oxides, and on account of the acid nature of its solution; and, although not systematic, this use is very common.
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