weak acid


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weak acid

An acid the molecules of which that do not completely ionize to produce hydrogen ions when dissolved in water.
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Albumin, the major weak acid in plasma, changed with time but did not differ between the fluids (Figure 3B).
The accumulation of a weak acid in the bacterial cytosol--the internal fluid of the cell--will result in acid dissociation if the acid dissociation constant (pKa) is lower than the intracellular pH.
The rain would have reacted with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to produce a very weak acid that dissolved the limestone rock, while soaking through to create underground water channels.
The second plant upgrade is a weak acid treatment plant to replace the current flash furnace slime system and allow for treatment of metals scrubbed by the gas-cleaning facility.
Anglo-Norwegian engineering and construction Group Kvaerner has been awarded a weak acid leach project by Iscor Limited, located at Iscor's zinc refinery, at Zincor in Springs, South Africa.
Each of the individual explanations could remind the student that the equilibrium process between the weak acid and its conjugate base is always happening, but at different positions.
Thus acetic acid is a weak acid in water but it behaves as a strong base in sulfuric acid.
Even distilled bottled water will eventually have some carbon dioxide from the air dissolved in it forming a weak acid. It has been observed that disinfectants are commonly used in the treatment process to kill microorganisms that may be present in the water.
It can be in the form of a powder, mist, pellet, or it can be dissolved in water or weak acid. It is quite stable and is not affected much by extreme conditions such as very hot or very cold temperatures.
MeCN is a very weak base and a very weak acid and therefore it is a good differentiating solvent for both acids and bases.
The team demonstrated that a weak acid could be used to separate the membrane from the shell for use as a carbon dioxide adsorbant.