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sodium amide

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, flammable powder, NaNH 2 , used chiefly in the manufacture of sodium cyanide and in organic synthesis.
Also called sodamide.
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  • Elemental sodium and anhydrous ammonia are batch reacted to produce sodium amide.

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