sodamide

sodamide

[soh-duh-mahyd]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1830–40; sod(ium) + amide

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sodamide (ˈsəʊdəˌmaɪd)
 
n
Also called: sodium amide a white crystalline compound used as a dehydrating agent, as a chemical reagent, and in making sodium cyanide. Formula: NaNH2
 
[C19: from sod(ium) + amide]

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