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Archaic French oxide (now oxyde), from a blend of ox(ygene) and (ac)ide, coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier.
French ox(ygène) oxygen oxygen (ac)ide acid (from Latin acidus tart, acid acid)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Half a century later, nitrous oxide came into use as an anesthetic.
As prepared by the reduction of the oxide it is a grey powder.
The metal is chiefly used, as the oxide, for colouring glass and porcelain.
Nitrogen peroxide is the most stable oxide of nitrogen.
It is a basic oxide, dissolving readily in acids, with the formation of salts, somewhat analogous to those of zinc.
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