sodium oxide

noun

Definition of sodium oxide

: an oxide of sodium especially : the hygroscopic amorphous monoxide Na2O that reacts violently with water to yield sodium hydroxide and that is obtained chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of sodium peroxide

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“Sodium oxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20oxide. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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