Definition of superoxide in English:


Line breaks: super|oxide
Pronunciation: /suːpərˈɒksʌɪd
, sjuː-/


  • An oxide containing the anion O2.
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    • In pure water irradiated by ultrasound under aerobic conditions, it is possible to find free oxygen and hydrogen, hydrogen peroxide and superoxide, nitrous and nitric acids.
    • Although the most common anion formed by oxygen is monatomic, oxygen can also form diatomic ions known as peroxides and superoxides (monovalent).
    • Catalase acts as a free radical scavenger by neutralizing superoxide radical anion and hydrogen peroxide.

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