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Definition of "triiodide" [triiodide]

  • Any compound containing a I3- moiety consisting of three iodine atoms in a more or less linear configuration. (noun)
  • Any iodide of a trivalent element that contains three I- ions. (noun)

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Use "triiodide" in a sentence
  • "This collection of "educational" videos demonstrate a bunch of really cool, violent chemical reactions: flaming sodium and chlorine, volatile nitrogen triiodide going bang, and a cast-iron, water-filled bomb that explodes when the water inside of it is frozen with a slush of dry ice and acetone -- and much more."
  • "Fire and emergency crews have been sent to 50 Charles St. East, near the intersection of Yonge and Bloor streets, to deal with a leak of what is suspected to be nitrogen triiodide - a chemical that is extremely sensitive and explosive."
  • "There were concerns the mix of chemicals could form nitrogen triiodide, a volatile explosive compound."