base + -ification
basification (countable and uncountable, plural basifications)
- (chemistry) The act or process of making something more basic; raising the pH of something.
1980, A. W. Bally, Dynamics of Plate Interiors, ISBN 0875905080, page 49:
- In the process of basification, the top layer of the crust becomes basic, while the lower becomes ultrabasic acquiring the density of the mantle or an even greater density
1992, Richard W. Hemingway, Peter E. Laks, & Susan J. Branham, Plant Polyphenols: Synthesis, Properties, Significance, ISBN 0306442523, page 1028:
- Thereafter, the pH is increased in two stages (basification and then neutralization) to facilitate aluminum complexation and fixation.
2009, Anthony D. Covington & Tony Covington, Tanning Chemistry: The Science of Leather, ISBN 0854041702, page 233:
- Early basification applies when the tannage is basified right at the start of the process: the solution of the basifying agent is added immediately after adding the chrome in solution.