Oxide Definition

Definition: An oxide is an ion of oxygen with oxidation state equal to -2.

Examples: Rust is an oxide of iron.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Oxide Definition." ThoughtCo, Jun. 13, 2014, thoughtco.com/definition-of-oxide-605457. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, June 13). Oxide Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-oxide-605457 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Oxide Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-oxide-605457 (accessed May 22, 2018).