Definition of hydride in English:


Line breaks: hy|dride
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪdrʌɪd


[mass noun] Chemistry
A binary compound of hydrogen with a metal.
More example sentences
  • Lithium aluminum hydride is an important reducing agent in organic chemistry.
  • The hydride is a complex alloy of rare-earth elements and other metals that may be decomposed and reformed reversibly.
  • One of the problems with metal hydride is that the stored hydrogen is chemically bound to the metal.

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