Deutsch: Oxide / Español: Óxido / Português: Óxido / Français: Oxyde / Italiano: Ossido
An oxide is a chemical compound that contains at least one oxygen atom and one other element in its chemical formula. Metal oxides typically contain an anion of oxygen in the oxidation state of 2.

"Oxide" in an industrial context typically refers to a chemical compound containing oxygen and another element, typically a metal. Oxides can have a range of properties and applications, including:


  • Iron oxide (Fe2O3), used in the production of iron and steel.
  • Aluminum oxide (Al2O3), used as a abrasive material and as a refractory material in high-temperature furnace linings.
  • Zinc oxide (ZnO), used in rubber and ceramics manufacturing and as a white pigment in paint and cosmetics.
  • Tin oxide (SnO2), used as a catalyst, as well as in the production of glasses and ceramics.
  • Titanium dioxide (TiO2), used as a white pigment in paint, sunscreen, and food coloring.
  • Copper oxide (CuO), used as a catalyst and in the production of ceramics and superconductors.
  • Nickel oxide (NiO), used as a component in batteries and catalysts.
  • Chromium oxide (Cr2O3), used as a green pigment in ceramics and a hard coating for cutting tools.
  • Manganese oxide (MnO2), used as an oxidizing agent, as well as in dry cell batteries and ceramics.
  • Silica dioxide (SiO2), used in the production of glass, ceramics, and refractory materials.

Note: The above list is not exhaustive.

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