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hydroxylamine


hydroxylamine


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydroxylamine  \Hy*drox`yl*am"ine\,  n.  [Hydroxyl  +  amine.] 
  (Chem.) 
  A  nitrogenous,  organic  base,  {NH2.OH},  resembling  ammonia, 
  and  produced  by  a  modified  reduction  of  nitric  acid.  It  is 
  usually  obtained  as  a  volatile,  unstable  solution  in  water. 
  It  acts  as  a  strong  reducing  agent.