Definition of "suboxide" [sub•ox•ide]

  • An oxide containing a relatively small amount of oxygen. (noun)

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Use "suboxide" in a sentence
  • "His earliest research was in the field of inorganic chemistry, where he was the discoverer of an oxide of carbon having some unusual properties - carbon suboxide."
  • "M. M.nhès, taking advantage of the greater affinity of manganese for oxygen, found that if this last element was introduced into the bath of copper during the operation of refining, the copper suboxide would be reduced and the copper obtained in its metallic condition."
  • "It is well known that in the fining of copper by oxidation there is left in the fined metal the suboxide of copper, which must then be removed by the refining process, using carbon to reduce the copper to its metallic state."