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Azo Compound Definition

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This is the structure of the azo or diimide functional group.

This is the structure of the azo or diimide functional group.

Ben Mills
Definition: An azo compound is a compound containing a diazene molecule (HN=NH) where the hydrogen atoms are replaced with alkyl or aryl groups.

The general formula for an azo compound is R-N=N-R'.
Examples:
Azobenzene is an example of an azo compound.

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