A class of compounds that contain Nitrogen in the form of a -NH2 functional group. Amides are derived from ammonia. An inorganic amide is produced by replacing the hydroxyl group in an alkali metal with ammonia. Organic amides are produced when the -OH radial in an ester is replaced by -NH2.
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