Definitions for oxideˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd; ˈɒk sɪd
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ox•ideˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd; ˈɒk sɪd(n.)
a compound in which oxygen is bonded to one or more electropositive atoms.
Origin of oxide:
1780–90; < F (now oxyde),b. oxygène and acide
any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
A binary chemical compound of oxygen with another chemical element.
Origin: Archaic oxide (now oxyde).
An oxide is a chemical compound that contains at least one oxygen atom and one other element in its chemical formula. Metal oxides typically contain an anion of oxygen in the oxidation state of −2. Most of the Earth's crust consists of solid oxides, the result of elements being oxidized by the oxygen in air or in water. Hydrocarbon combustion affords the two principal carbon oxides: carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Even materials considered pure elements often develop an oxide coating. For example, aluminium foil develops a thin skin of Al2O3 that protects the foil from further corrosion. Different oxides of the same element are distinguished by Roman numerals denoting their oxidation number, e.g. iron oxide versus iron oxide.
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