Acetamide is highly soluble in water, and is toxic to most living things (especially birds). It may enter the environment from industrial discharges or spills.
structural formula for acetamide:
\ // acetamide
H -- C -- C C2H5NO
H N -- H
Ac`et*am"ide (#), n. [Acetyl + amide.] Chem.
A white crystalline solid, from ammonia by replacement of an equivalent of hydrogen by acetyl.
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