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acetanilide

Line breaks: acet|anil¦ide
Pronunciation: /ˌasɪtˈanɪlʌɪd
 
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Definition of acetanilide in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A crystalline solid prepared by acetylation of aniline, used in dye manufacture.
Example sentences
  • When aniline is reacted with excess acetic acid under dehydration conditions a white, crystalline material is formed, acetanilide.
  • Use our expansive on-line directory to source acetanilide and other products and services from thousands of suppliers.
  • If each molecule of acetanilide produces one molecule of hydroge bromide, what volume of HBr gas should be evolved from the reaction?

Origin

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

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