Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A white substance (C2O2(NH2)2), insoluble in water, produced by the distillation of neutral ammonium oxalate, whence its name. Also called oxalamide.
- n. organic chemistry A white crystalline solid, the double amide of oxalic acid, used as a stabilizer for nitrocellulose preparations and as a substitute for urea in fertilizers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A white crystalline neutral substance (C2O2(NH2)2) obtained by treating ethyl oxalate with ammonia. It is the acid amide of oxalic acid. Formerly called also
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“The peroxide of hydrogen and hydrocyanic acid, you know, make oxamide, which is a harmless compound.”
“Even though the chemistry yields the farm chemical oxamide, notes Chirik, it doesn't do so in large enough quantities to be useful.”
“Subsequent addition of a weak acid liberates oxamide, which demonstrates that an important agrochemical can be synthesized directly from N”
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