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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Hydrogen required would come to 56 pounds, while food would total 46 pounds, and lithium hydroxide (LiOH) for absorbing carbon dioxide exhaled by the astronauts would amount to 80 pounds.
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Origin and Etymology of hydroxide
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1851
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