acetamid

acetamide

[uh-set-uh-mahyd, as-i-tam-ahyd]
noun Chemistry.
a white, water-soluble, crystalline solid, C 2 H 5 NO, the amide of acetic acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also, acetamid [uh-set-uh-mid, as-i-tam-id] .
Also called acetic acid amide.


Origin:
1870–75; acet- + amide

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acetamide or acetamid (ˌæsɪˈtæmaɪd, əˈsɛtɪˌmaɪd, ˌæsɪˈtæmɪd, əˈsɛtɪmɪd)
 
n
a white or colourless soluble deliquescent crystalline compound, used in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: CH3CONH2
 
[C19: from German Azetamid, from aceto- + amide]
 
acetamid or acetamid
 
n
 
[C19: from German Azetamid, from aceto- + amide]

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acetamide   (ə-sět'ə-mīd', ās'ĭt-ām'īd')  Pronunciation Key 
The crystalline amide of acetic acid, used as a solvent and wetting agent and in lacquers and explosives. Chemical formula: CH3CONH2.
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