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alkoxide

[ al-kok-sahyd, -sid ]
/ ælˈkɒk saɪd, -sɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
a compound formed from an alcohol by the replacement of the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group with a metal, as sodium methoxide, CH3ONa, from methyl alcohol, CH3OH.
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Also called alcoholate.

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