pentoxide







pentoxide


pentoxide [pen-tok-sahyd] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. an oxide containing five atoms of oxygen, as phosphorus pentoxide, P2O5.

Origin of pentoxide 1860–65; pent- + oxide Examples from the Web for pentoxide Historical Examples of pentoxide

  • It is only known in solution; evaporation of the solution yields the pentoxide.

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  • It burns readily in air, and is converted into the pentoxide when fused with acid potassium sulphate.

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  • Columbium pentafluoride, CbF5, is obtained when the pentoxide is dissolved in hydrofluoric acid.

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  • The oxyfluoride, CbOF3, results when a mixture of the pentoxide and fluorspar is heated in a current of hydrochloric acid.

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  • It burns when heated in air, forming the pentoxide and sulphur dioxide.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for pentoxide pentoxide noun

    1. an oxide of an element with five atoms of oxygen per molecule

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