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cyanamide


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1 An inorganic salt containing the ion CN22−. See calcium cyanamide.

2 A colourless crystalline solid, H2NCN, made by the action of carbon dioxide on hot sodamide. It is a weakly acidic compound (the parent acid of cyanamide salts) that is soluble in water and ethanol. It is hydrolysed to urea in acidic solutions.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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