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The crystalline amide of acetic acid, C2H5NO, used as a solvent and wetting agent and in lacquers and explosives.
acetamide(ˌæsɪˈtæmaɪd; əˈsɛtɪˌmaɪd) or
(Elements & Compounds) a white or colourless soluble deliquescent crystalline compound, used in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: CH3CONH2
[C19: from German Azetamid, from aceto- + amide]
a•cet•am•ide(əˈsɛt əˌmaɪd, ˌæs ɪˈtæm aɪd)
a white, crystalline solid, C2H5NO, the amide of acetic acid: used as a solvent and in organic synthesis.