What is an oxide?

Unit 1 Topic 8
Glaze Basics
An oxide is a chemical combination of oxygen atom(s) with a metallic or non metallic element (atoms).
+ Oxygen =

silicon oxide (silica)

+ O2 = SiO2  
metallic element
2 oxygen atoms silicon and oxygen combine
to form the oxide
chemical symbol for a silicon atom
chemical symbol for oxygen chemical formula for silica molecule  
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