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oxide - Word of the Day - Thu Dec 7, 2023


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oxide - (noun) - a compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

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Iron oxides are used for yellow, red and black food coloring. Rust is an iron oxide that is techincaly hydrated ferric oxide. 

 

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There are four classifications of oxides: base, acidic, amphoteric, and neutral.  Amphoteric refers to a compound that is capable of reacting both as a base or an acid.  

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Oxygen is one of the most reactive elements due to the configuration of its electron shell. It makes connections easily and rapidly with ionic or covalent bonds. In fact, you might call any fire rapid oxidation.

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It is known as a promiscuous element for its wild and crazy ways of hooking up with damn near anything.

Who says chemistry can't be sexy?

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On 12/7/2023 at 10:33 AM, JamesSavik said:

Oxygen is one of the most reactive elements due to the configuration of its electron shell. It makes connections easily and rapidly with ionic or covalent bonds. In fact, you might call any fire rapid oxidation.

oxygen.jpg

It is known as a promiscuous element for its wild and crazy ways of hooking up with damn near anything.

Who says chemistry can't be sexy?

Well, then, @JamesSavik and @Bill W -- Fluorine must be especially sexy!

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