hydroxide

noun
hy·​drox·​ide | \ hī-ˈdräk-ˌsīd How to pronounce hydroxide (audio) \

Definition of hydroxide

1 : the monovalent anion OH consisting of one atom of hydrogen and one of oxygen

called also hydroxide ion

2 : an ionic compound of hydroxide with an element or group

Examples of hydroxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lithium hydroxide canisters were able to clear the carbon dioxide and within an hour, the carbon dioxide levels in the lunar module dropped. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Apollo 13 astronauts and flight controllers reflect on a 'successful failure'," 13 Apr. 2020 With carbon dioxide in the Lunar Module reaching a dangerous level, the crew had to adapt lithium hydroxide canisters designed for the Command Module to work in the Lunar Module. Fox News, "On this day 50 years ago, Apollo 13 blasted off on its dramatic, ill-fated mission," 12 Apr. 2020 On the other side of the battery, the manganese oxide gains an oxygen atom from the water and leaves hydroxide ions behind to balance out the hydroxide being consumed by the zinc. Robert Masse, The Conversation, "How do lithium-ion batteries work?," 15 July 2019 Physically remove it with a pole pruner or saw or spray it with copper hydroxide (Kocide) this month. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: Ball moss, lichen, mistletoe. Only one is a parasite," 6 Feb. 2020 The emulsion lift continues in the water bath phase, while the optional stop-bath step reacts with residual hydroxide to neutralize redevelopment. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Scientists unlock the chemical secrets of a 19th-century photography technique," 6 Nov. 2019 Now is the best time to spray your peaches and plums with copper hydroxide (Kocide) to reduce bacterial disease pressure. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "The best cool-weather annuals for your San Antonio garden," 31 Oct. 2019 Residents are demanding an end to the deal, which seeks to build a factory for electric vehicle batteries and a lithium hydroxide plant. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Protests in Bolivia over lithium deal with German company," 7 Oct. 2019 In between, stopping the electrons from going directly from one side to another, is a piece of paper soaked in a solution of potassium and water, which coexist as positive potassium ions and negative hydroxide ions. Robert Masse, The Conversation, "How do lithium-ion batteries work?," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of hydroxide

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hydroxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxide. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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hydroxide

noun
hy·​drox·​ide | \ hī-ˈdräk-ˌsīd How to pronounce hydroxide (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydroxide

1 : the monovalent anion OH consisting of one atom of hydrogen and one of oxygen

called also hydroxide ion

2 : an ionic compound of hydroxide with an element or group

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