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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2C3, 3G4, A6 project, ABT-751 (E7010), AE-941, AEE788, AES-14, AG-013736, AGRO100, AMG 706, AMN107, AN-152, AN-238 and AN-162, AP23573, APC8015, ARQ 501, AVE8062, AZD2171, becatecarin, Bismuth-213-HuM195, BMS-275291, BMS-354825, carbamic acid, CEP-7055, Cerepro (Solima), Cervarix, CG53135, CH-1504, CHIR-12.
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.