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sodamide

[soh-duh-mahyd] /ˈsoʊ dəˌmaɪd/
noun, Chemistry
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; sod(ium) + amide
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sodamide

/ˈsəʊdəˌmaɪd/
noun
1.
a white crystalline compound used as a dehydrating agent, as a chemical reagent, and in making sodium cyanide. Formula: NaNH2 Also called sodium amide
Word Origin
C19: from sod(ium) + amide
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