One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A compound of iodine with another element or group, especially a salt of the anion I⁻.
- ‘About two-thirds of all iodine and iodides produced are used to kill disease-causing organisms, either in sanitation systems or in the manufacture of various antiseptics and drugs.’
- ‘The most common ingredients prescribed were iodides, organic nitrites, stramonium, belladonna, atropine, hyoscyamus, tobacco smoke, and menthol.’
- ‘For example nitrates are soluble, as are most chlorides, bromides, and iodides (those with silver, mercury or lead as the cation are exceptions to this).’
- ‘Concentrations of iodide on the order of 0.15 M are necessary to maintain essentially all the iodine in the form of triiodide.’
- ‘The cell possesses an iodide ‘pump’ which enables it to accumulate iodide internally, so that it can achieve a concentration twenty to a hundred-fold higher than that in the circulating blood.’
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