chlorazide

noun
chlor·​az·​ide | \ klōrˈaˌzīd, -zə̇d, ˈklōrə- \
plural -s

Definition of chlorazide

: a colorless highly explosive gas ClN3 made by the reaction of sodium azide with sodium hypochlorite; chlorine azide

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History and Etymology for chlorazide

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + azide; probably originally formed as German chlorazid

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“Chlorazide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorazide. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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