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amide an organic compound derived from ammonia, such as acetamide, or a metallic derivative, such as sodium amide.
amine any of a group of ammonia derivatives in which hydrogen atoms have been replaced by organic groups containing hydrogen and carbon.
ammonia ammonium hydroxide, the compound formed by dissolving ammonia gas in water. [1/2 definitions]
ammoniac of, containing, or like ammonia. [1/2 definitions]
ammoniate to treat, combine, or mix with ammonia. [2 definitions]
ammonification infusion with ammonia or an ammonium compound, as in the production of fertilizer. [2 definitions]
ammonium the ion resulting from the chemical combination of ammonia and a hydrogen ion.
ammonium hydroxide a colorless basic solution produced by dissolving ammonia in water, used as a household cleaner and in the production of textiles, plastic, and the like. (See ammonia.)
ammono of or containing ammonia.
chloramine any of a group of chlorine compounds derived from ammonia.
nitrogen a chemical element that has seven protons in each nucleus and that occurs as a colorless, odorless gas that comprises about eighty percent of the earth's atmosphere, or in important compounds such as nitrates, proteins, nucleic acids, and ammonia. (symbol: N) [1/3 definitions]
sal volatile an aromatic solution of ammonium carbonate in alcohol or ammonia water; smelling salts. [1/2 definitions]
Solvay process a process for making sodium carbonate by using salt, ammonia, and carbon dioxide.
spirits of ammonia a solution of ammonia in alcohol and water, often with other aromatic agents.
urea a soluble nitrogen compound found in the urine of mammals, and synthesized from carbon dioxide and ammonia for use in fertilizers, animal feeds, and other products.