alkoxide

noun

alk·​ox·​ide al-ˈkäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce alkoxide (audio)
-səd
: a basic salt derived from an alcohol by the replacement of the hydroxyl hydrogen with a metal

Word History

Etymology

alkyl + oxide

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkoxide was in 1884

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“Alkoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkoxide. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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