oxide


oxide
A compound of oxygen with another element or a radical; e.g., mercuric o., HgO.
- acid o. an acid anhydride; an o. of an electronegative element or radical; it can combine with water to form an acid.
- basic o. a base anhydride; an o. of an electropositive element or radical; it can combine with water to form a base.
- indifferent o. SYN: neutral o..
- neutral o. an o. that is neither an acid nor a base; e.g., water (hydrogen o., H2O). SYN: indifferent o..

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ox·ide 'äk-.sīd n a binary compound of oxygen with a more electropositive element or chemical group

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ox·ide (okґsīd) [L. oxidum] any compound of oxygen with an element or radical.

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