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pentoxide

[pen-tok-sahyd] /pɛnˈtɒk saɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
an oxide containing five atoms of oxygen, as phosphorus pentoxide, P 2 O 5 .
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; pent- + oxide
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  • The previous operations which involved the extraction of vanadium pentoxide have ceased.
  • Desiccants generally used include: anhydrous calcium sulfate, silica gel, or phosphorus pentoxide.
  • It takes fire spontaneously in air, burning to the pentoxide.
British Dictionary definitions for pentoxide

pentoxide

/pɛntˈɒksaɪd/
noun
1.
an oxide of an element with five atoms of oxygen per molecule
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