halide









halide


noun

  1. a chemical compound in which one of the elements is a halogen.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a halide.

noun

  1. a binary compound containing a halogen atom or ion in combination with a more electropositive element
  2. any organic compound containing halogen atoms in its molecules
n.

a compound of a halogen and a metal radical, 1876, from halo- + chemical suffix -ide.

n.

  1. A chemical compound of a halogen with a more electropositive element or group.

  1. A chemical compound consisting of a halogen and another element, especially a strongly electropositive metal such as sodium or potassium. Salt is a halide.

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