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Definition of the noun amide

What does amide mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amides

  1. any organic compound containing the group -CONH2
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic term: organic compound = any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
    • more specific words:
      • ethanamide / acetamide = a colorless solid amide of acetic acid used as a solvent and in the synthesis of organic compounds
      • acrylamide = a white crystalline amide of propenoic acid can damage the nervous system and is carcinogenic in laboratory animals
      • peptide = amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another
      • proprionamide / propanamide = the amide of propionic acid

Alternative definition of the noun amide


  1. [organic chemistry] Any derivative of an oxoacid in which the hydroxyl group has been replaced with an amino or substituted amino group; especially such derivatives of a carboxylic acid, the carboxamides.
  2. [inorganic chemistry] Any ionic derivative of ammonia in which a hydrogen atom has been replaced with a metal cation.


AMIDE is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as AMIDE fix, waypoint AMIDE, AMIDE waypoint, fix AMIDE

Phrases with Amide

  1. Amide Hydrazone
  2. Sodium amide
  3. polymeric amide
  4. Potassium amide
  5. Lysergic Acid Amide

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amide

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Google previewOrganic and Biological Chemistry (2012)

by H. Stephen Stoker

An amide is a carboxylic acid derivative in which the carboxyl !OH group has been replaced with an amino or a...

Google previewGeneral, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (2015)

by H. Stephen Stoker

An amide is a carboxylic acid derivative in which the carboxyl !

Google previewForensic Toxicology (2012)

Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs by W. Lowry

Toxicology—Pharmacology: d-Lysergic acid amide is the main constituent of ololiuqui, the seeds of Rivea corymbosa. Ololiuqui is the small hallucinogenic seed used by the Aztecs or other Indians for purposes of divination. It is about 50 –100 ...

Google previewSynthetic Methods of Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 2, 1996 (2014)

Volume 2: Groups 1,2, 13 and 14 by W. A. Herrmann, Norbert Auner, Uwe Klingebiel

amide is a colorless solid, trimeric in the solid state,3 which is soluble in a variety of non-polar organic solvents (benzene, toluene) and liquid ammonia. It is unstable in air and catches fire when compressed, but it is ...

Google previewMarch's Advanced Organic Chemistry (2007)

Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure by Michael B. Smith, Jerry March

a-Hydroxy and a-halo amides give aldehydes and ketones by way of the unstable a-hydroxy- or a-haloamines. However, a side product with an a-halo amide is a gem-dihalide. Ureas analogously give hydrazines ...

Google previewScience of Synthesis: Houben-Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations Vol. 8b (2014)

Compounds of Group 1 (Li...Cs)

and thus sodium amide is a sufficiently strong base to undergo reaction with relatively weak CH acids to form the ...

Google previewThe Chemistry of Molecular Imaging (2014)

by Nicholas Long, Wing-Tak Wong

Peptidic bonds: The coupling of an amine group to a carboxylic acid to form an amide is a versatile reaction that can be carried out in aqueous buffers under mild conditions. Most peptide sequences and proteins contain both primary amines ...

Google previewSynthesis and Analytics of Rigidified Peptide Architectures. Neuropeptide Y Dipeptide Scan Ring-Chain-Equilibria of Iminopeptides Thiazole Amino Acids for Thiopeptide Antibiotics (2010)

by Sebastian Enck

The Pro13 amide is the crucial determinant of the orientation of the entire N-terminal segment ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

Chemical classification Vasoconstrictor Concentrations of vasoconstrictor Onset of action Articaine Gold 4 Amide ...

Google previewDictionary of Organophosphorus Compounds (1987)

by R. Edmundson

-yV-ethylphosphinic amide, in B-00092 >/>,/>-Bis(l-aziridinyl)-/V- methylphosphinic amide,

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Scrabble value of A1M3I1D2E1

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