binary compound


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.binary compound - chemical compound composed of only two elements
common salt, sodium chloride - a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)
ammonia - a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3)
calcium carbide - a grey salt of calcium (CaC) used in making acetylene
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
hydride - any binary compound formed by the union of hydrogen and other elements
References in periodicals archive ?
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have apparently come up with a way to synthesize krypton oxide -- the first binary compound of krypton and oxygen.
In 2004, the Abbott Ball-NASA partnership began to develop and refine the binary compound 60NiTi, which contains 60% nickel and 40% titanium.
B] are the mass fractions of elements A and B in the binary compound and [[eta].
Compound fertilizer with two elements is called binary compound fertilizer while that with three elements is called ternary compound fertilizer.