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pentoxide Syllabification: pent·ox·ide
Pronunciation: /penˈtäksīd/

Definition of pentoxide in English:


An oxide containing five atoms of oxygen in its molecule or empirical formula.
Example sentences
  • Glass-forming substances are usually silica, boric oxide, phosphorous pentoxide, or feldspars.
  • In one method, naphthalene is oxidized with vanadium pentoxide to give phthalic anhydride.
  • The thin covering is composed of alternating layers of silicon dioxide and tantalum pentoxide.
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