alkoxide

[ al-kok-sahyd, -sid ]
/ ælˈkɒk saɪd, -sɪd /

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.

Nearby words

  1. alkine,
  2. alkmaar,
  3. alkmene,
  4. alko,
  5. alkoran,
  6. alkoxy,
  7. alky,
  8. alkyd,
  9. alkyd resin,
  10. alkyl

Origin of alkoxide


Also called alcoholate.

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