Hydroxide meaning

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A chemical compound, especially an ionic compound, containing a hydroxyl group.
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A compound consisting of an element or radical combined with the hydroxyl radical.
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A chemical compound containing one or more hydroxyl radicals (OH). Inorganic hydroxides include hydroxides of metals, some of which, like sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and calcium hydroxide, are strong bases that are important industrial alkalis. Some metal hydroxides, such as those of zinc and lead, are amphoteric (they act like both acids and bases). Organic hydroxides include the alcohols.
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(chemistry) An univalent anion (OH-1) based on the hydroxyl functional group.
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Any substance containing such an anion.
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