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[al-kok-sahyd, -sid] /ælˈkɒk saɪd, -sɪd/
noun, Chemistry
a compound formed from an alcohol by the replacement of the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group with a metal, as sodium methoxide, CH 3 ONa, from methyl alcohol, CH 3 OH.
Also called alcoholate.
Origin of alkoxide
alk(yl) + ox(y)-2 + -ide Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the presence of water these molybdenum alkoxide ions react to form methanol.
  • With metal alkoxide precursors standard well-known sol-gel hydrolysis and condensation reactions are used.

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