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Oxides, such as iron(III) oxide or rust, which consists of hydrated iron(III) oxides Fe2O3ยทnH2O and iron(III) oxide-hydroxide (FeO(OH), Fe(OH)3), form when oxygen combines with other elements

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

Some common oxides are:


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