[hal-ahyd, -id, hey-lahyd, -lid]
- a chemical compound in which one of the elements is a halogen.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a halide.
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The majority of these halide compounds are decomposed by water, with the formation of basic salts.
- a binary compound containing a halogen atom or ion in combination with a more electropositive element
- any organic compound containing halogen atoms in its molecules
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- A chemical compound of a halogen with a more electropositive element or group.
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- A chemical compound consisting of a halogen and another element, especially a strongly electropositive metal such as sodium or potassium. Salt is a halide.
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