- an oxide whose molecule contains four atoms of oxygen.
Origin of tetroxide
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On strongly heating in air it is converted into the tetroxide.
It is a pale yellow powder (of specific gravity 6.5), which on being heated strongly gives up oxygen and forms the tetroxide.
It is given off as tetroxide when the alkaline solution which contains it is boiled.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Antimonic oxide is converted on ignition into the tetroxide (Sb2O4) with loss of oxygen.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.
Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
- any oxide that contains four oxygen atoms per moleculeosmium tetroxide, OsO 4
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