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carbide

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carbide

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  1. (chemistry) Any binary compound of carbon and a more electropositive element
  2. (chemistry) The polyatomic ion C22−, or any of its salts.
  3. (chemistry) The monatomic ion C4−, or any of its salts.
  4. (chemistry) A carbon-containing alloy or doping of a metal or semiconductor, such as steel.
  5. (chemistry) Tungsten carbide.
  6. (cycling) trivial name for calcium carbide (CaC2), used to produce acetylene in bicycle lamps in the early 1900s.

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  • cementite

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