- 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
Edwin E. Slosson
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
- A compound of hydrogen with another, more electropositive element or group.
- A compound of hydrogen with another element or radical.
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