Definition of azide in English:


Syllabification: az·ide
Pronunciation: /ˈāˌzīd, ˈazˌīd


  • A compound containing the anion N3 or the group —N3.
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    • 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.


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

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