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diazonium salt

noun, Chemistry
1.
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.
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1905-1910
1905-10
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diazonium salt

noun
1.
any of a class of compounds with the general formula ArN:NM+, 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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any of a class of organic compounds that have the molecular structure

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