diazonium salt


nounChemistry.
  1. any of a group of salts of the general formula ArN2X, in which Ar represents an aryl group and X an anion, as benzenediazonium chloride, C6H5N(N)Cl, many of which are important intermediates in the manufacture of azo dyes.

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First recorded in 1905–10

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diazonium salt

noun
  1. any of a class of compounds with the general formula ArN:N M +, where Ar is an aryl group and M is a metal atom; made by the action of nitrous acid on aromatic amines and used in dyeing

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