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|Noun||1.||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
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