Definitions for "Hydroxide"
Keywords:  hydroxyl, anion, radical, ion, hydrogen
A hydrate; a substance containing hydrogen and oxygen, made by combining water with an oxide, and yielding water by elimination. The hydroxides are regarded as compounds of hydroxyl, united usually with basic element or radical; as, calcium hydroxide ethyl hydroxide.
A compound consisting of an element or radical combined with the radical OH-hypersthene.
a designation that is given for basic compounds containing the OH radical. When these substances are dissolved in water, they increase the pH of the solution. See base.