hydride

noun
hy·​dride | \ ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce hydride (audio) \

Definition of hydride

: a compound of hydrogen with a more electropositive element or group

Examples of hydride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pollard’s post is correct that lithium-ion batteries, nickel-metal hydride batteries, lead-acid batteries and ultracapacitors are the main types of rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles. Abby Patkin, USA TODAY, "Fact Check: Post incorrectly IDs nickel mine, lacks context on electric cars," 7 Nov. 2020 To keep the van's cargo area low and flat, Toyota placed the 1.9-kWh nickel-metal-hydride battery underneath the front seats. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "2021 Toyota Sienna's 8 Family-Friendliest Features," 28 Oct. 2020 Four years later, the same lab used lanthanum hydride to hit −10 degrees under 1.8 million atmospheres, even as another group found evidence for superconductivity in the same compound at 8 degrees. Quanta Magazine, "Room-Temperature Superconductivity Achieved for the First Time," 14 Oct. 2020 In another, a mix of hydrogen and lanthanum were squeezed together to form a lanthanum hydride, which contained lots of hydrogen within its crystal structure. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "First room-temperature superconductor reported," 14 Oct. 2020 Unlike hybrid cars, which typically use nickel-metal hydride batteries, electric cars use higher-performance lithium-ion batteries. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Lithium ion batteries: How do they work, and why their creators earned a Nobel," 9 Oct. 2019 If enough hydrogen is added, a hydride may even become superconducting. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Hydride predicted to be superconductive at room temperature," 6 Sep. 2019 Helium hydride has long presented challenges to scientists. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Found the Oldest Molecules in the Universe," 18 Apr. 2019 Scientists were able to alter GREAT by adding a channel specifically geared towards helium hydride. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Found the Oldest Molecules in the Universe," 18 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of hydride

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydride. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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hydride

noun
hy·​dride | \ ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce hydride (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydride

: a compound of hydrogen with a more electropositive element or group

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