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  • n. The condition of being basic
  • n. The degree to which a substance is basic
  • n. The number of replaceable hydrogen atoms in a molecule of an acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being a base.
  • n. The power of an acid to unite with one or more atoms or equivalents of a base, as indicated by the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms contained in the acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem.: The state of being a base, or of playing the part of a base in combination.
  • n. The power of an acid to unite with one or more atoms of a base.
  • n. In foundry-work, the proportion of metallic oxid present in, and the absence of silica from, a furnace-lining, a cinder, flux, or slag.


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basic +‎ -ity


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  • The solvents used for such acids are compounds with extremely low basicity e.g. SO2, SO2C1F and

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  • ALUMINIUM SALTS AND NERADOL require practically the same basicity and acidity respectively, and when combined always yield a leather possessing mainly the properties of one of the components.

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  • Another disagreeable factor is the following: the chrome salts must possess a certain degree of basicity in order to produce good leather; the Neradol

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  • D must, on the other hand, possess a certain acidity to produce the optimum results, and it is hence impossible to balance practically the basicity of the chrome salts and the acidity of the Neradol in order to justify the presence of both.

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  • However quantitative Lewis acid-base chemistry can be developed by compiling reaction-specific basicity scales which can be used in specific branches of chemistry and biochemistry.


  • More than 2400 equilibrium constants of acid-base reactions, 1500 complexation enthalpies, and nearly 2000 infrared and ultraviolet shifts upon complexation are gathered together in 25 thermodynamic and spectroscopic scales of basicity and/or affinity.


  • Lewis basicity and affinity measurements: definitions and context. the Donor Number or SbCl5 affinity scale. the BF3 affinity scale. thermodynamic and spectroscopic scales of hydrogen-bond basicity. thermodynamic and spectroscopic scales of halogen-bond basicity. gas-phase cation basicity and affinity scales. the measurement of Lewis basicity and affinity in the laboratory


  • Lewis Basicity and Affinity Scales: Data and Measurementbrings together for the first time a comprehensive range of Lewis basicity/affinity data in one volume.



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