Definition of Carbonic acid gas
1. Noun. A heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis.
Specialized synonyms: Blackdamp, Chokedamp
Generic synonyms: Dioxide, Greenhouse Emission, Greenhouse Gas
Derivative terms: Carbonate
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Literary usage of Carbonic acid gas
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1. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum, Thomas Cooper (1814)
"the water, and the greater the pressure applied, the more carbonic acid gas will be absorbed. The water impregnated with it sparkles upon agitation ; it has ..."
2. Conversations on Chemistry: In which the Elements of that Science are by Marcet (Jane Haldimand), John Lee Comstock, John Lauris Blake (1836)
"carbonic acid gas has so strong an attraction for all the alkalies and alkaline earths, that these are always found in nature in the state of carbonats. ..."
3. The Lancet (1842)
"The mixture absorbed its own volume of the oxygen, and replaced it by an equal proportion of carbonic acid gas. It became strongly acid, and furnished ..."
4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1846)
"To form an idea of the dispersion of the carbonic acid gas generated in towns, according to the pneumatic law, " assume," says Mr. ï'arr, " that 1000 cubic ..."
5. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"Chemists are agreed that carbonic acid is a compound of one equivalent of carbon and two equivalents of oxygen, and that carbonic acid gas contains its own ..."
6. American Druggist (1891)
"... have occasion to require for drying purposes a constant current of carbonic acid gas. Kipp's apparatus—the well-known ordinary generator for ..."