Acidemia Acidification

Acidic

Meanings and phrases

acidic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7)
  2. being sour to the taste; acid; acidulent; acidulous

acidic hydrogen

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hydrogen atom in an acid that forms a positive ion when the acid dissociates; acid hydrogen

acidic conditions

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Amides hydrolyse in hot alkali as well as in strong acidic conditions.
  • When consumed, most bacteria do not survive the acidic conditions of the human stomach.
  • Under acidic conditions, the reaction is the reverse reaction of the Fischer esterification.

acidic soils

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This plant prefers acidic soils, in part to full sun.
  • Silver Birch and Oak grow on the acidic soils.
  • It commonly grows on acidic soils.

more acidic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Its taste is more acidic (due to citric acid).
  • In the gas phase, alcohols are more acidic than in water.
  • As lakes and rivers become more acidic biodiversity is reduced.

slightly acidic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The pH of the skin is between 4.5 and 6.2, slightly acidic.
  • It is also aromatic and slightly acidic.
  • It has a sour, slightly acidic taste.
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