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bicarbonate

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

A compound containing the bicarbonate ion [HCOO-]. The term is commonly used to refer to the ion itself. Bicarbonates are common constituents of drilling fluids. The ions are in equilibrium with carbonate and CO2 gas.

See: calcium carbonatecarbon dioxidecarbonate ionGarrett Gas Trainsodium bicarbonate

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