Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid containing five atoms of hydrogen readily replaceable by metals or electropositive radicals.
- adj. chemistry (of an acid) containing five replaceable hydrogen atoms
- adj. chemistry (of a salt) having five atoms of a univalent metal
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Chem.) Capable of uniting with five molecules of a monacid base; having five acid hydrogen atoms capable of substitution by a basic radical; -- said of certain acids.
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