Definition of acetanilide in English:


Line breaks: acet|anil¦ide
Pronunciation: /ˌasɪtˈanɪlʌɪd


[mass noun] Chemistry
A crystalline solid prepared by acetylation of aniline, used in dye manufacture.
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  • When aniline is reacted with excess acetic acid under dehydration conditions a white, crystalline material is formed, acetanilide.
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mid 19th century: from acet(yl) + anil(ine) + -ide.

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