sodium borohydride

noun
sodium bo·​ro·​hy·​dride | \ -ˌbȯr-ə-ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce sodium borohydride (audio) \

Definition of sodium borohydride

: a crystalline compound NaBH4 used in various industrial applications and as a reducing agent in organic chemistry

First Known Use of sodium borohydride

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sodium borohydride

sodium + boron + hydride

Learn More About sodium borohydride

Time Traveler for sodium borohydride

Time Traveler

The first known use of sodium borohydride was in 1946

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near sodium borohydride

sodium bisulfite

sodium borohydride

sodium carbonate

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for sodium borohydride

Cite this Entry

“Sodium borohydride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20borohydride. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!