- Also called diamine. a colorless, oily, fuming liquid, N2H4, that is a weak base in solution and forms a large number of salts resembling ammonium salts: used chiefly as a reducing agent and a jet-propulsion fuel.
- a class of substances derived by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms in hydrazine by an organic group.
Origin of hydrazine
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On digestion of its warm aqueous solution with warm dilute sulphuric acid, hydrazine sulphate and oxalic acid are obtained.
They want us to send them the quality control specification for the hydrazine that was used as fuel in the first launch.If at First You Don't...
Amidoguanidine is a body of hydrazine type, for it reduces gold and silver salts and yields a benzylidine derivative.
While they're unloading the G-boat, I wish you'd get the tanks refilled with hydrazine and nitric acid.
"If we had a franchise, we could force Space Fuels to sell us hydrazine," said Deveet unhappily.
- a colourless basic liquid made from sodium hypochlorite and ammonia: a strong reducing agent, used chiefly as a rocket fuel. Formula: N 2 H 4
C19: from hydro- + azo- + -ine ²
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- A colorless, fuming, corrosive liquid with an odor like ammonia that is a powerful reducing agent. It can be combined with organic compounds to form jet and rocket fuels and is also used to make explosives, fungicides, medicines, and photographic chemicals. Chemical formula: N2H4.
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