Definition of phosphide in English:


Syllabification: phos·phide
Pronunciation: /ˈfäsfīd


  • A binary compound of phosphorus with another element or group.
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    • Many scientists adhered for a long time to the ‘solution precipitation’ hypothesis, according to which the loss in impact toughness was caused by precipitation of some phases, such as phosphides, at grain boundaries.
    • The author has included aluminium phosphide and pyrethroid poisonings in the appendix of the text in this edition.
    • Phosphorus reacts with sodium and probably with strontium and calcium to form phosphides that nullify the intended modification additions.

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