- an oxide containing one oxygen atom in each molecule.
Origin of monoxide
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It is reduced to the monoxide when heated in a current of hydrogen.
Monoxide, IrO, prepared by adding potassium hydrate to the hexachloride of iridium, and digesting the precipitate in an acid.
This is called the oxide, protoxide, or monoxide, and forms the standard to which those both above and below it are preferred.
Monoxide, mo-nok′sīd, n. an oxide containing a single oxygen atom in combination with two univalent atoms or one bivalent atom.
The monoxide, PbO, occurs in nature as the mineral lead ochre.
- an oxide that contains one oxygen atom per moleculecarbon monoxide, CO
- An oxide with each molecule containing one oxygen atom.
- A compound consisting of two elements, one of which is a single oxygen atom. Carbon monoxide, for example, contains a carbon atom bound to a single oxygen atom.