Definitions for suboxidesʌbˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•ox•idesʌbˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd(n.)

  1. the oxide of an element that contains the smallest proportion of oxygen.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of suboxide:

1795–1805

Wiktionary

  1. suboxide(Noun)

    any oxide containing a small proportion of oxygen

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suboxide(noun)

    an oxide containing a relatively small amount of oxygen, and less than the normal proportion; as, potassium suboxide, K4O

Freebase

  1. Suboxide

    Suboxides are a class of oxides wherein the electropositive element is in excess relative to the “normal” oxides. When the electropositive element is a metal, the compounds are sometimes referred to as “metal-rich”. Thus the normal oxide of caesium is Cs2O, which is described as a Cs+ salt of O2−. A suboxide of caesium is Cs11O3, where the charge on Cs is clearly less than 1+, but the oxide is still described as O2−. Suboxides typically feature extensive bonding between the electropositive element, often leading to clusters. Examples of suboxides include ⁕Carbon suboxide, C3O2; ⁕Boron suboxide, B6O; ⁕Rubidium suboxide, Rb9O2; ⁕Silicon suboxide, SiOx

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