Definition of acetanilide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌasəˈtanəlīd/


A crystalline solid prepared by acetylation of aniline, used in dye manufacture.
  • Chemical formula: C6H5NHCOCH3.
Example sentences
  • When aniline is reacted with excess acetic acid under dehydration conditions a white, crystalline material is formed, acetanilide.
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  • If each molecule of acetanilide produces one molecule of hydroge bromide, what volume of HBr gas should be evolved from the reaction?


Mid 19th century: from acet(yl) + anil(ine) + -ide.

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Syllabification: ac·et·an·i·lide

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