- a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group.
Origin of hydroxide
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The most important are the sulphide, carbonate, and hydroxide.
If the solution of borax is dilute, however, an hydroxide of silver forms.
It is then returned to the hydroxide for continuation of the process.The Science of Fingerprints
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When the acid part of the salt has been entirely replaced in this way, the compound is called a hydroxide or hydrate of the metal.Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing
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Hydroxide, hī-droks′īd, n. a metallic or basic radical combined with one or more hydroxyl groups.
- a base or alkali containing the ion OH –
- any compound containing an -OH group
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Word Origin and History for hydroxide
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- A chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group, especially one that releases a hydroxyl group when dissolved.
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- A chemical compound containing one or more hydroxyl radicals (OH). Inorganic hydroxides include hydroxides of metals, some of which, like sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and calcium hydroxide, are strong bases that are important industrial alkalis. Some metal hydroxides, such as those of zinc and lead, are amphoteric (they act like both acids and bases). Organic hydroxides include the alcohols.
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