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

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“Sodium borohydride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20borohydride. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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