Acid anhydride

See under (def 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.
a compound from which water has been abstracted.
Historical Examples

Like most of the oxides of the non-metallic elements, carbon dioxide is an acid anhydride.
An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson

The metallic oxide combines with this excess of acid anhydride, forming a mixed salt of metaboric acid.
An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson

another name for anhydride (sense 3)
a compound that has been formed from another compound by dehydration
a compound that forms an acid or base when added to water
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

anhydride an·hy·dride (ān-hī’drīd’)
A chemical compound formed from another by the removal of water.
A chemical compound formed from another, especially an acid, by the removal of water.


Read Also:

  • Acid

    Chemistry. a compound usually having a sour taste and capable of neutralizing alkalis and reddening blue litmus paper, containing hydrogen that can be replaced by a metal or an electropositive group to form a salt, or containing an atom that can accept a pair of electrons from a base. Acids are proton donors that yield […]

  • Acid cell

    Electricity. a cell using an acid electrolyte. . acid cell n. See parietal cell.

  • Acid deposition

    acid deposition acid deposition The accumulation of acids or acidic compounds on the surface of the Earth, in lakes or streams, or on objects or vegetation near the Earth’s surface, as a result of their separation from the atmosphere. Acid deposition can harm the environment in a variety of ways, as by causing the acidification […]

  • Acid drop

    a tart candy, as a sourball. Historical Examples The acid drop is at this moment watching the team for all she’s worth. A Patriotic Schoolgirl Angela Brazil He sat beside me, facing the q-b, and offered us an acid drop. Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence He gave his Mother a kiss, and often when […]

Disclaimer: Acid anhydride definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.