tetroxide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tetroxide an oxide containing four atoms of oxygen in the molecule
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tetroxide (Chem) An oxide having four atoms of oxygen in the molecule; a quadroxide; as, osmium tetroxide OsO4 .
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tetr,a- + oxide,

Usage

In literature:

Tricobalt tetroxide, Co3O4, is produced when the other oxides, or the nitrate, are heated in air.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
On strongly heating in air it is converted into the tetroxide.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
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