Definition of azide in English:

azide

noun

Chemistry
  • A compound containing the anion N3− or the group —N3.

    • ‘The most common of these are chemical compounds that contain nitrogen such as azides, nitrates, and other nitrocompounds.’
    • ‘In general, reasonably high molecular weight azides are OK to handle.’
    • ‘Another anion, azide, is used in the study of bacteriorhodopsin mutants as a substitute for proton donor or acceptor when they are altered in the protein.’
    • ‘This reaction should take place in darkroom conditions to protect the aryl azide from photolysis.’
    • ‘Upon replacement of chloride ion with azide, the fast electric signal changes its sign from positive to negative, and becomes similar to that detected in bacteriorhodopsin.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from azo- + -ide.

Pronunciation:

azide

/ˈeɪzʌɪd/