acetamide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n acetamide a colorless solid amide of acetic acid used as a solvent and in the synthesis of organic compounds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Acetamide (Chem) A white crystalline solid, from ammonia by replacement of an equivalent of hydrogen by acetyl.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Acet,yl + amide,

Usage

In literature:

C., may be prepared by heating phenol with acetamide.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
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In science:

Among the larger saturated or almost saturated molecules, propenal, propanal, and acetamide have been detected with the GBT in the microwave region.
Division Xii/commission 14/WORKING Group on Molecular Data
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