diazoalkane

[dahy-az-oh-al-keyn, -ey-zoh-]

noun Chemistry.

any diazo compound having the general formula R2CN2, where R is hydrogen or any saturated organic group, as diazomethane, CH2N2.

Origin of diazoalkane

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