Tribasic acid

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A tribasic acid is an acid that has three hydrogen ions to donate to a base in an acid-base reaction.[1][2] Therefore, a tribasic molecule has three replaceable hydrogen atoms.[3]

Phosphoric acid (H3PO4) and citric acid are examples of tribasic acids.

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  1. ^ Definition of tribasic acid from Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  2. ^ Tribasic acid at the Online Medical Dictionary Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  3. ^ Tribasic at Retrieved October 12, 2008.