Definition of hydroxide in English:


Pronunciation /hīˈdräkˌsīd/ /haɪˈdrɑkˌsaɪd/

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  • A compound of a metal with the hydroxide ion OH⁻ (as in many alkalis) or the group —OH.

    ‘Nitrates are formed from reacting nitric acid with metal oxides, hydroxides, or carbonates.’
    • ‘Soaps are created by the chemical reaction of a fatty acid with an alkali metal hydroxide.’
    • ‘Initially, the ammonia and carbon dioxide reacts with water to form the weak electrolytes, ammonium hydroxide and carbonic acid.’
    • ‘Carbonates and hydroxides are generally insoluble.’
    • ‘Therefore, they are neutralized by the hydroxide and hydrogen ions, and the resultant solution is neutral.’