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alkoxide

[al-kok-sahyd, -sid] /ælˈkɒk saɪd, -sɪd/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a compound formed from an alcohol by the replacement of the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group with a metal, as sodium methoxide, CH 3 ONa, from methyl alcohol, CH 3 OH.
Also called alcoholate.
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