A compound of hydrogen with another, more electropositive element or group. (noun)
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Use "hydride" in a sentence
"Helium hydride is the simplest heteronuclear molecule (besides HD), yet its spectrum had not been observed."
"LoGrasso and Wright tackled the main question on everyone’s mind: why lithium-ion when nickel metal hydride is a battery technology that, according to LoGrasso, is “nearing maturity in cost and performance.”"
"Price is one of them: lithium-ion batteries currently cost twice as much as nickel-metal-hydride, which is why GM says its plug-in Chevy Volt could cost nearly $40,000 when it hits the streets in late 2010."