berthollide

noun

ber·​thol·​lide
ˈbər-thə-ˌlīd;
(ˌ)bər-ˈthä-ˌlīd,
-ləd
plural -s
: a solid chemical compound (such as some metallic hydrides and the tungsten bronzes) that does not conform to the law of definite proportions : a nonstoichiometric compound
distinguished from daltonide

Word History

Etymology

C.L. Berthollet + English -ide

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“Berthollide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/berthollide. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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