Definition of monoxide in English:

monoxide

Syllabification: mon·ox·ide
Pronunciation: /məˈnäkˌsīd
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • An oxide containing one atom of oxygen in its molecule or empirical formula.
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    • This atomic chlorine reacts readily with ozone to produce chlorine monoxide and molecular oxygen.
    • He continued to work productively, analysing the chemistry of chlorine bleaches and preparing hypochlorous acid and chlorine monoxide for the first time.
    • The deleterious consumption of monoxides and dioxides has also weakened my mental acuity, sensitivity and enthusiasm.

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