basic anhydride


basic anhydride

noun Chemistry.

  1. See under anhydride(def 1).

noun Chemistry.

  1. a compound formed by removing water from a more complex compound: an oxide of a nonmetal (acid anhydride) or a metal (basic anhydride) that forms an acid or a base, respectively, when united with water.
  2. a compound from which water has been abstracted.

noun

  1. a compound that has been formed from another compound by dehydration
  2. a compound that forms an acid or base when added to water
  3. Also called: acid anhydride, acyl anhydride any organic compound containing the group -CO.O.CO- formed by removal of one water molecule from two carboxyl groups

n.

  1. A chemical compound formed from another by the removal of water.

  1. A chemical compound formed from another, especially an acid, by the removal of water.

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