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imide

[ im-ahyd, im-id ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a compound derived from ammonia by replacement of two hydrogen atoms by acidic groups, characterized by the =NH group.


imide

/ ˈɪmaɪd; ɪˈmɪdɪk /

noun

  1. any of a class of organic compounds whose molecules contain the divalent group -CONHCO-


imide

/ ĭmīd′ /

  1. A compound derived from ammonia and containing the bivalent NH group combined with a bivalent acid group or two monovalent acid groups. Peptides and proteins are chains of imides formed when two amino acids are joined by a peptide bond.


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Derived Forms

  • imidic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • i·mid·ic [ih-, mid, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of imide1

First recorded in 1840–50; alteration of amide

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Word History and Origins

Origin of imide1

C19: alteration of amide

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Example Sentences

These azo-imide compounds are said to burn rather more safely than coal.

The glyoxalines are basic in character, and the imide hydrogen is replaceable by metals and alkyl groups.

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