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Definition of -IC

What does -IC mean?


  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning "of or pertaining to";
  2. [chemistry] Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3).

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