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chalcogenide

[kal-kuh-juh-nahyd, kal-koj-uh-] /ˈkæl kə dʒəˌnaɪd, kælˈkɒdʒ ə-/
noun
1.
Chemistry. a binary compound consisting of a chalcogen and a more electropositive element or radical.
Origin
chalcogen + -ide
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Examples for chalcogenide
  • Soluble precursors for metal chalcogenide thin films are synthesized in the reducing solvent hydrazine.
  • Metal chalcogenide films for transistor applications have recently been deposited by a low-temperature, solution-phase route.
Encyclopedia Article for chalcogenide

any of the five chemical elements comprising Group VIa of the periodic classification-namely, oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium, and polonium. (See .) A relationship among the first three members of the group was recognized as early as 1829; tellurium was assigned its place by 1865, and the discovery of polonium in 1898 completed the group. By the early 1970s, the possibility of finding element 116, the next member of Group VIa, in nature appeared to be negligible.

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