carbamic acid

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car·bam·ic acid

A hypothetical acid, NH2COOH, that exists only in the form of its esters and salts.

carbamic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a hypothetical compound known only in the form of carbamate salts and esters. Formula: NH2COOH

car•bam′ic ac′id

(kɑrˈbæm ɪk)
a compound, NH3CO2, known only in the form of its salts or its esters.
[1860–65; carb- + am (ide) + -ic]
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Noun1.carbamic acid - an acid that is known only by virtue of its salts (as ammonium carbamate) or its esters (as urethane)
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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OMMT contained two hydroxyls that generated stronger interactions with TPU, which obtained carbamic acid ester, compared with that of PLA, which had carboxyl at the ends of the molecular chains.
The samples are acidified at the site of measurement when the free carbamic acid formed, which is unstable in acidic solution, immediately decomposes to amine and C[O.
The urea bond hydrolyzes to a carbamic acid and an amine.