Definition of ozonide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōzəˌnīd/


1Any of a class of unstable cyclic compounds formed by the addition of ozone to a carbon-carbon double bond.
Example sentences
  • The first stage is the production of a compound called an ozonide.
  • Professor Sharman says the synthetic drug - based on the organic compound ozonide proved to be the answer.
  • Ozone attacks a carbon-carbon double bond, initially making an ozonide, a hair-raising five-membered ring that has three oxygens in a row.
1.1A salt of the anion O3, derived from ozone.
Example sentences
  • Most ozonides are thick oily liquids that are foul smelling.
  • There are a group of compounds called Ozonides, which are formed during the reaction of ozone with alkali metal hydroxides, formally containing the O3- ion.

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Syllabification: o·zo·nide

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