Definition of azide in English:

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azide

Pronunciation: /ˈāzīd/

noun

Chemistry
A compound containing the anion N3 or the group —N3.
Example sentences
  • The most common of these are chemical compounds that contain nitrogen such as azides, nitrates, and other nitrocompounds.
  • In general, reasonably high molecular weight azides are OK to handle.
  • This reaction should take place in darkroom conditions to protect the aryl azide from photolysis.

Origin

Early 20th century: from azo- + -ide.

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Syllabification: az·ide

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