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 Lithium hydroxide is crucial to GM’s plans to make higher performance, higher mileage EVs. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 26 July 2022 The Kwinana lithium refinery near Perth, Australia — a joint venture between the company and IGO and the first lithium refinery outside China — delivered its first batch of battery-grade lithium hydroxide in May. Filipe Pacheco, Fortune, 7 July 2022 The deal with Stellantis is a 10-year agreement to supply 25,000 metric tons of lithium hydroxide, but financial details are not being disclosed, according to Shawn Morgan, a Stellantis spokeswoman. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 2 June 2022 Sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda or lye, is one of the chemicals to be stored at the location. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2022 The tailings are used in a process with electrical current to split water into hydrogen and oxygen and produce a byproduct called mineral hydroxide. Eric Niiler, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2022 Lithium bottlenecks hurting Prices for battery-grade lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide have been soaring so fast, Tesla is already factoring in the higher costs into its current vehicle prices now. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2022 Added to seawater, the hydroxide raises the alkalinity and captures more CO2 from the air, the firm says. Eric Niiler, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2022 In lithium hydroxide, China’s presence is even greater; China produced four-fifths of the global total in 2019. Jordan Mcgillis, National Review, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hydroxide

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Aug 2022

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“Hydroxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxide. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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