theory of electrolytic dissociation

noun
(chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑scientific theory

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