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hydrazine

[hahy-druh-zeen] /ˈhaɪ drəˌzin/
noun
1.
Also called diamine. a colorless, oily, fuming liquid, N 2 H 4 , that is a weak base in solution and forms a large number of salts resembling ammonium salts: used chiefly as a reducing agent and a jet-propulsion fuel.
2.
a class of substances derived by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms in hydrazine by an organic group.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; hydr-2 + az- + -ine2
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hydrazine

/ˈhaɪdrəˌziːn; -zɪn/
noun
1.
a colourless basic liquid made from sodium hypochlorite and ammonia: a strong reducing agent, used chiefly as a rocket fuel. Formula: N2H4
Word Origin
C19: from hydro- + azo- + -ine²
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hydrazine
  (hī'drə-zēn', -zĭn)   
A colorless, fuming, corrosive liquid with an odor like ammonia that is a powerful reducing agent. It can be combined with organic compounds to form jet and rocket fuels and is also used to make explosives, fungicides, medicines, and photographic chemicals. Chemical formula: N2H4.
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hydrazine

(N2H4), one of a series of compounds called hydronitrogens and a powerful reducing agent. It is used in the synthesis of various pesticides, as a base for blowing agents that make the holes in foam rubber, and as a corrosion inhibitor in boilers. Hydrazine is a colourless liquid with an ammonia-like odor. It has a melting point of 2.0 C (35.6 F) and a boiling point of 113.5 C (236.3 F). It readily absorbs moisture to form the hydrate N2H4H2O.

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