Science / Chemistry / Azo: The azo group has the general structure Ar-N=N-Ar', where Ar and Ar' indicate substituted aromatic rings. Compounds containing the azo compounds are often intensely colored and are economically important as dyes. Methyl orange is an example of an azo dye.

Azores High

Science / Weather / Azores High: A semi-permanent, subtropical area of high pressure in the North Atlantic Ocean that migrates east and west with varying central pressure. Depending on the season, it has different names. In the North MORE


Entertainment / Photography / Diazo: Abbreviation of diazonium compounds, which decompose under the action of intense blue or ultraviolet radiation, forming an image in an azo dye. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Alazon: A stock character in Greek drama, the alazon is a stupid braggart who is easily tricked by the clever eiron who tells the alazon what he wants to hear. MORE


Entertainment / Baseball / Bazooka: Strong throwing arm. "He's got a bazooka.’ MORE

Diazonium Salt

Science / Chemistry / Diazonium Salt: A diazonium salt is a compound with general form Ar-nidentn+X-, where Ar represents a substituted benzene ring and X- is a halide ion such as chloride. Diazonium salts are unstable and explosive in dr MORE


Science / Chemistry / Diazotization: Diazotization is a reaction that converts an -NH2 group connected to a phenyl ring to a diazonium salt. Diazotization reactions are extremely useful in organic synthesis. The nitrous acid provides NO+ MORE