saltlike
adjective see salt I

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  • saltlike — adjective resembling a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal • Similar to: ↑alkaline, ↑alkalic * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a salt especially in ionic character saltlike carbides, hydrides, and nitrides …   Useful english dictionary

  • saltlike — adjective Resembling salt …   Wiktionary

  • calcium hydride — noun a saltlike binary compound (CaH2) used as a reducing agent and source of hydrogen (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑hydrolith • Hypernyms: ↑hydride * * * noun : a saltlike compound CaH2 that is white and crystalline when pure but is usually obtained in gray …   Useful english dictionary

  • salt — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sealt; akin to Old High German salz salt, Lithuanian saldus sweet, Latin sal salt, Greek hals salt, sea Date: before 12th century 1. a. a crystalline compound NaCl that consists of sodium… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amide — amidic /euh mid ik/, adj. /am uyd, id/, n. Chem. 1. a metallic derivative of ammonia in which the NH2 group is retained, as potassium amide, KNH2. 2. an organic compound obtained by replacing the OH group in acids by the NH2 group. 3. an organic… …   Universalium

  • carbide — /kahr buyd, bid/, n. 1. a compound of carbon with a more electropositive element or group. 2. See calcium carbide. 3. a very hard mixture of sintered carbides of various heavy metals, esp. tungsten carbide, used for cutting edges and dies. [1860… …   Universalium

  • oxygen — oxygenic /ok si jen ik/, oxygenous /ok sij euh neuhs/, adj. oxygenicity /ok si jeuh nis i tee/, n. /ok si jeuhn/, n. Chem. a colorless, odorless, gaseous element constituting about one fifth of the volume of the atmosphere and present in a… …   Universalium

  • rare-earth element — /rair errth /, Chem. any of a group of closely related metallic elements, comprising the lanthanides, scandium, and yttrium, that are chemically similar by virtue of having the same number of valence electrons. Also called rare earth metal. [1955 …   Universalium

  • saline — salinity /seuh lin i tee/, n. /say leen, luyn/, adj. 1. of, containing, or resembling common table salt; salty or saltlike: a saline solution. 2. of or pertaining to a chemical salt, esp. of sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc., as used as a… …   Universalium

  • salt — salt1 saltlike, adj. /sawlt/, n. 1. a crystalline compound, sodium chloride, NaCl, occurring as a mineral, a constituent of seawater, etc., and used for seasoning food, as a preservative, etc. 2. table salt mixed with a particular herb or… …   Universalium

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