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hydroxylamine

[hahy-drok-suh-luh-meen, -suh l-am-in]
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noun
  1. an unstable, weakly basic, crystalline compound, NH3O, used as a reducing agent, analytical reagent, and chemical intermediate.

Origin of hydroxylamine

First recorded in 1865–70; hydroxyl + -amine
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  • After standing for twenty-four hours, hydroxylamine potassium disulphonate crystallizes out.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for hydroxylamine

hydroxylamine

noun
  1. a colourless crystalline compound that explodes when heated: a reducing agent. Formula: NH 2 OH
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