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[hahy-drok-suh-luh-meen, -suh l-am-in] /haɪˌdrɒk sə ləˈmin, -səlˈæm ɪn/

an unstable, weakly basic, crystalline compound, NH 3 O, used as a reducing agent, analytical reagent, and chemical intermediate.
/haɪˌdrɒksɪləˈmiːn; -ˈæmɪn; -ˈsaɪləˌmiːn/
a colourless crystalline compound that explodes when heated: a reducing agent. Formula: NH2OH


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