alkoxide

noun
alk·​ox·​ide | \ al-ˈkäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce alkoxide (audio) , -səd \

Definition of alkoxide

: a basic salt derived from an alcohol by the replacement of the hydroxyl hydrogen with a metal

First Known Use of alkoxide

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkoxide

alkyl + oxide

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“Alkoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkoxide. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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