Meaning of binary compound

binary compound

Definitions of binary compound
  1. noun

    chemical compound composed of only two elements

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    common salt, sodium chloride

    a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)

    a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3)
    calcium carbide

    a grey salt of calcium (CaC) used in making acetylene
    H2O, water

    binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent

    any binary compound formed by the union of hydrogen and other elements
    tap water

    water directly from the spigot
    HN, azoimide, hydrazoic acid, hydrogen azide

    a colorless explosive liquid that is volatile and poisonous and foul-smelling
    halite, rock salt

    naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride
    ammonium, ammonium ion

    the ion NH4 derived from ammonia; behaves in many respects like an alkali metal ion
    bath water

    water used for a bath

    water in which dishes and cooking utensils are washed
    distilled water

    water that has been purified by distillation
    holy water

    water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic purification
    ground water, spring water, well water

    underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks
    hard water

    water that contains mineral salts (as calcium and magnesium ions) that limit the formation of lather with soap

    solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid
    calcium hydride, hydrolith

    a saltlike binary compound (CaH2) used as a reducing agent and source of hydrogen

    melted snow or ice
    brine, saltwater, seawater

    water containing salts
    fresh water, freshwater

    water that is not salty

    partially melted snow
    sodium hydride

    a flammable grey crystalline binary compound (NaH)
    soft water

    water that is not hard (does not contain mineral salts that interfere with the formation of lather with soap)
    bilge, bilge water

    water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
    water of crystallisation, water of crystallization, water of hydration

    the water present in hydrated compounds
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    chemical compound, compound

    (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

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