Single Metal Oxide Micron Powder
In general, an oxide is defined as a chemical compound consisting of oxygen with another chemical element less electronegative than it. An oxide is a compound of oxygen with an element less electronegative than it, that is to say, all except fluorine and itself. The term "oxide" also refers to the oxide ion O-2. When another element reacts with oxygen it creates single metal oxide like zinc oxide, iron oxide. An oxide containing a smaller or greater proportion of oxygen than a normal oxide is called respectively sub-oxide. Very tiny particles in the form of a powder of metal oxide are its micron powder. Oxides generally have a crystalline structure, although some are amorphous. In crystallized oxides, the bonds between the atoms are partially ionic, partially covalent, and partially metallic. In metallurgy, oxides are the starting point for the production of metal by a reduction for most metals with the notable exception of sodium prepared from its chloride.