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An oxide is a chemical compound containing an oxygen atom and other elements. Most of the earth's crust consists of oxides. Oxides result when elements are oxidized by air (when oxygen in the air react with the element).

Well-known oxides are:

Water (hydrogen oxide)

Aluminium oxide

Lead oxide

Calcium oxide

Iron(III) oxide (Rust)

Carbon dioxide

Carbon monoxide

Magnesium oxide (Magnesia)

Phosphorus pentoxide

Sulfur dioxide

Sulfur trioxide

Silicon dioxide

Nitrogen oxide

Zinc oxide

Copper oxide

Hydrogen oxide