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Definition of "bisulfate" [bisulfate]

  • The univalent inorganic acid group HSO4 or a salt of sulfuric acid containing it. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bisulfate" in a sentence
  • "Prescription medications such as clopidogrel bisulfate Plavix, taken for heart conditions, do the same and increase the risk of bruising and bleeding."
  • "Sulfites (sodium sulfite, sulfur dioxide, sodium or potassium bisulfate, sodium or potassium metabisulfite) - These substances are used as preservatives/antioxidants and are found in: dried, canned, or frozen fruit; wine; beer; maraschino cherries; bakery items; canned shrimp; precut potatoes; olives; and bottled lemon juice."
  • "But ocean surface pH is about 8, and the pKa of bisulfate is 1.92, meaning that the bisulfate concentration in ocean waters is effectively zero."