- a binary compound formed by hydrogen and another, usually more electropositive, element or group, as sodium hydride, NaH, or methyl hydride, CH4.
Origin of hydride
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Water resolves it into hydride of ethyl, and other products.
The gas is absorbed by the metal, forming the hydride (CaH2).Creative Chemistry</p>
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The light oil contains the most hydride of benzoyl, and the heavy oil the most benzoin.
Salicylol, Hydrosalicylic acid, Hydride of salicyl, Artificial oil of meadow-sweet.
The experiments have been made with the vapors of two very volatile liquids, namely, sulphuric ether and hydride of amyl.
- any compound of hydrogen with another element, including ionic compounds such as sodium hydride (NaH), covalent compounds such as borane (B 2 H 6), and the transition metal hydrides formed when certain metals, such as palladium, absorb hydrogen
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- A compound of hydrogen with another, more electropositive element or group.
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- A compound of hydrogen with another element or radical.
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