Organic compounds containing the -co-nh2 radical. Amides are derived from acids by replacement of -oh by -nh2 or from ammonia by the replacement of h by an acyl group. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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The amides are a group of organic compounds derived from ammonia by the replacement of a portion of the hydrogen by an acid radical. they are usually solid substances, are neutral to litmus, but act as bases to acids, with which they form salts. Treated with phosphoric anhydride, they are dehydrated, and become nitriles; while if they are boiled wi...
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