hydroxide hydroxide  /haɪd ˈrɑk saɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a compound of an oxide with water
  2. (n) a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group

Usage(s):

  1. This activity makes a solution of curium hydroxide glow strongly enough to take its own photograph.
  2. Or that he could produce one ounce of gold from 16 ounces of potassium hydroxide, rock flint and ferric oxide.
  3. Since it has laxative properties, some manufacturers combine it with aluminum hydroxide, which is also antacid but, taken alone, is slightly constipating.

News

  1. Haz-mat situation at Cary shopping center

    Crews responded to the Town and Country Hardware in the 2400 block of SW Cary Parkway for a sodium hydroxide solution spill.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville

  2. Train with hazardous materials derails in Ore.

    LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) -- A small amount of a corrosive chemical was released early Wednesday when a Union Pacific freight train derailed in Eastern Oregon. The railroad said it was a chemical mixture, and the primary ingredient was sodium hydroxide, an industrial chemical known as lye. The State Police said there was "no significant hazardous material leak." A state trooper said it was described ...
    on July 10, 2013     Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland

  3. Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Magnesium Hydroxide Industry Report 2013

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Magnesium Hydroxide Industry Report" repor
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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