AskDefine | Define monoxide

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monoxide n : an oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule

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Noun

  1. any oxide containing a single oxygen atom in each molecule

Noun

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Extensive Definition

A monoxide is any oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule. For example, Potassium oxide (K2O), has only one atom of oxygen, and is thus a monoxide.
monoxide in French: Protoxyde
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