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soda-acid extinguisher[′sōd·ə ′as·əd ik′stiŋ·gwə·shər]
A fire-extinguisher from which water is expelled at a high rate by the generation of carbon dioxide, the result of mixing (when the extinguisher is tilted) of sulfuric acid and sodium bicarbonate.
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was patented in France in 1866; it contained a sodium bicarbonate and water solution mixed with tartaric acid to produce carbon dioxide (C[O.
However, electrical fires should never be fought with a water-based, soda-acid extinguisher