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 After several years of decline, lithium prices have rebounded sharply this year, to around $13.75 per kilogram of lithium hydroxide. Adrian Croft, Fortune, 11 June 2021 The researchers concluded that anvil clouds may also produce 2 to 16 percent of all hydroxide found on Earth, reports Inverse. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 May 2021 The contract will be for lithium hydroxide delivered to China, South Korea and Japan, where most batteries globally are produced, CME said Thursday. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2021 Both lithium carbonate and hydroxide can be used in lithium-ion batteries. Micah Maidenberg, WSJ, 24 Feb. 2021 But Matthew Kanan, an electrochemist at Stanford University, notes that the hydroxide carries an energy penalty of its own. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 24 Feb. 2021 Sodium hydroxide, also called lye, is used to treat water acidity but the compound is also found in cleaning supplies such as soaps and drain cleaners. Frank Bajak, Star Tribune, 9 Feb. 2021 Potassium hydroxide is a degree worse and harder to deal with. Hannah K. Sparling, The Enquirer, 17 Nov. 2020 The result is a finely mixed powder of metal hydroxides that are baked with lithium hydroxide to create the material used for the cathode. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, 17 Aug. 2020

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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 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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