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An oxide containing five atoms of oxygen in its molecule or empirical formula.
- ‘It would also involve the re-tubing of two primary wet electrostatic precipitators, the pre-heater exchanger and replacement of 6,000 litres of vanadium pentoxide catalyst in the converter.’
- ‘The procedure was repeated three times and the filtrate was dried in an oven at 100°C and cooled over phosphorus pentoxide.’
- ‘In one method, naphthalene is oxidized with vanadium pentoxide to give phthalic anhydride.’
- ‘Glass-forming substances are usually silica, boric oxide, phosphorous pentoxide, or feldspars.’
- ‘The thin covering is composed of alternating layers of silicon dioxide and tantalum pentoxide.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.