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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
oks′īd, n. a compound of oxygen and some other element or organic radical. Oxides are of three kinds—acid-forming, basic, and neutral.—n. Oxidabil′ity.—adj. Ox′idable, capable of being converted into an oxide.—v.t. Ox′idate (same as Oxidise).—ns. Oxidā′tion, Oxidise′ment, act or process of oxidising; Ox′idātor, a contrivance for drawing a current of air to the flame of a lamp.—adj. Oxidis′able, capable of being oxidised.—v.t. Ox′idise, to convert into an oxide.—v.i. to become an oxide.—n. Oxidis′er.
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The numerical value of oxide in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of oxide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Stalker is another leap forward in terms of endurance with four hours of battery power. We can bring in solid oxide fuel technology and reach eight hours of endurance on a small hand-launched UAV. That is really significant.
Volkswagen is so far not handling the scandal correctly, every additional gramme of nitrogen oxide increases the health risks for our citizens. Volkswagen has not acknowledged that in any way or made any effort to really solve the problem.
We made it from graphite, which is a material that we use in pencils for example, so it's cheap and relatively abundant. So we can use that and the process that we use to make from the graphite to the graphene oxide is actually quite scalable.
The carmakers asserted that engine software is a company secret, we unfortunately did not have the legal possibility to look at engine control and installed software. And so, our inspectors had no way of detecting the manipulation in the nitrogen oxide of diesel vehicles.
In the United States we throw away around 40 % of what we produce ; and globally, 28 % of the land under cultivation grows food that ends up in landfills, not only are you wasting all of the energy and water -- and the emissions from nitrous oxide from fertilizers -- you then just dump that into a landfill, which produces methane in amounts that is just staggering.
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- òxidCatalan, Valencian
- kysličník, oxidCzech
- ogsaidScottish Gaelic
- ಆಮ್ಲಜನಕ ಸಂಯುಕ್ತKannada
- 酸化物, 산화물Korean
- оксид, окисьRussian
- òksīd, о̀ксӣдSerbo-Croatian
- oxyt, oxit, oc xytVietnamese
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