Oxide

An oxide ( /ˈɒksaɪd/) is a chemical compound that contains at least one oxygen atom and one other element in its chemical formula. Metal oxides typically contain an anion of oxygen in the oxidation state of −2. Most of the Earth's crust consists of solid oxides, the result of elements being oxidized by the oxygen in air or in water. Hydrocarbon combustion affords the two principal carbon oxides: carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Even materials considered pure elements often develop an oxide coating. For example, aluminium foil develops a thin skin of Al2O3 (called a passivation layer) that protects the foil from further corrosion.

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Synthetic Compound - Other Meanings
... with water to form carbonic acid) 4 special synthesis rules metal-oxide + H2O → metal(OH) non-metal-oxide + H2O → oxi-acid metal-chloride + O2 → metal-chlorate metal-oxide + CO2 → metal ...
Examples of Oxides
... The following table gives examples of commonly encountered oxides ... Name Formula Found/Usage Water (hydrogen oxide) H2O Common solvent, Required by Carbon-based life Nitrous oxide N2O Laughing gas, anesthetic (used in a combination with diatomic oxygen to ... Other nitrogen oxides such as NO2 (Nitrogen dioxide), NO(Nitrogen oxide), N2O3 (Dinitrogen trioxide) and N2O4 (Dinitrogen tetroxide) exist, particularly in areas with notable air pollution ...
Praseodymium(III) Oxide - Uses
... Praseodymium(III) oxide can be used as a dielectric in combination with silicon. 2500 tonnes of praseodymium(III) oxide are produced worldwide each year ... Praseodymium(III) oxide is also used to color glass and ceramics yellow ...
Hexafluoropropylene Oxide
... Hexafluoropropylene oxide (HFPO) is an intermediate used in industrial organofluorine chemistry specifically it is a monomer for fluoropolymers ... hexafluoropropylene, that is fluorinated analog of propylene oxide, HFPO is produced by DuPont and 3M and as a precursor to the lubricant Krytox and related materials ...
Praseodymium(III) Oxide
... Praseodymium(III) oxide or praseodymium oxide is the chemical compound composed of praseodymium and oxygen with the formula Pr2O3 ... Praseodymium(III) oxide crystallizes in the manganese(III) oxide or bixbyite structure ...