binary compound

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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
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It is layered semiconductor material having trigonal structure with high melting point (585[degrees]C) and a density of 7.7g/[cm.sup.3]; also it is the heaviest stable binary compound [1].
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.
However, Mg and Fe do not form stable binary compound; therefore synthesis of [Mg.sub.2]Fe[H.sub.6] is very difficult [22, 23].
Pastoral names and encompasses a "whole binary compound" (10-11), prompting reflection and tolerance rather than judgment and exclusion.
where [C.sub.A] and [C.sub.B] are the mass fractions of elements A and B in the binary compound and [[eta].sub.A] and [[eta].sub.B] are the backscatter ratios of the pure elements.