acidic oxide


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acidic oxide

[ə′sid·ik ′äk‚sīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
An oxygen compound of a nonmetal, for example, SO2 or P2O5, which yields an oxyacid with water.
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This mix of acidic oxides (silica), or common sand, can be encouraged to fuse into crystal, providing it is heated enough, and is known as fused silica and widely used in technology due to its useful thermal properties.