diazonium salt

diazonium salt

noun Chemistry.
any of a group of salts of the general formula ArN 2 X, in which Ar represents an aryl group and X an anion, as benzenediazonium chloride, C 6 H 5 N(N)Cl, many of which are important intermediates in the manufacture of azo dyes.

Origin:
1905–10

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any of a class of compounds with the general formula ArN:N--M+, where Ar is an aryl group and M is a metal atom; made by the action of nitrous acid on aromatic amines and used in dyeing

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diazonium salt

any of a class of organic compounds that have the molecular structure

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