bicarbonate

Definitions of bicarbonate
  1. noun
    a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
    synonyms: hydrogen carbonate
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    baking soda, bicarbonate of soda, saleratus, sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate
    a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid
    potassium acid carbonate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium hydrogen carbonate
    a crystalline salt (KHCO3) that is used in baking powder and as an antacid
    calcium bicarbonate
    a bicarbonate that is a major cause of hard water
    magnesium bicarbonate
    a bicarbonate that is a major cause of hard water
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    carbonate
    a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
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