Edwards, Russell K. Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.
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A binary compound of oxygen with another element. Oxides have been prepared for essentially all the elements, with the exception of the noble gases. Often, several different oxides of a given element can be prepared; a number exist naturally in the Earth's crust and atmosphere: silicon dioxide (SiO2) in quartz; aluminum oxide (Al2O3) in corundum; iron oxide (Fe2O3) in hematite; carbon dioxide (CO2) gas; and water (H2O).
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