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A colourless solid crystallizing in the form of long white crystals with a characteristic smell of mice, CH3CONH2; r.d. 1.159; m.p. 82.3°C; b.p. 221.25°C. It is made by the dehydration of ammonium ethanoate or by the action of ammonia on ethanoyl chloride, ethanoic anhydride, or ethyl ethanoate.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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