azotures des métaux lourdes

06:06 Dec 21, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: azotures des métaux lourdes
Is an "azoture" a nitriDE?

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Summary of answers provided
naheavy metal azides OR heavy-metal azides
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
naheavy metal azide
Yolanda Broad



1 hr
heavy metal azide

It doesn't look like it's a *nitride*, based on the info below (I'm giving you a series of definitions of terms, taken from both Termium and LGDT, the two sources I have to hand, so you can see what is involved in both metal azides and nitrides):

From Termium:

English:Organometallic Compounds (Organic Chem.)
heavy metal azide s CORRECT
heavy-metal azide s CORRECT
EX - All the heavy metal azides ... and most if not all of the light metal azides ... are explosive. s

From Termium:
English:Organometallic Compounds (Organic Chem.)
metal azide s CORRECT
CONT - Azides comprise a group of chemicals of characteristic formula R(N[subscript]3)[subscript]x. R may be almost any metal atom, a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom ... and variety of other groups or radicals .... All the heavy metal azides ... and most if not all of the light metal azides ... are explosive .... All metal azides are characterized by thermal instability ... s
OBS - The most important commercial metal azide is lead azide, used extensively as "the primary explosives" in commercial and military detonators. s

French:Organometallic Compounds (Organic Chem.)
azoture s CORRECT,MASC
DEF - Nom générique des sels et esters MN[indice]3 de l'acide azothydrique. s
CONT - Les azotures des métaux lourds, tels que le plomb, le mercure, l'argent sont des explosifs sensibles au choc et à la chaleur. s

From LGDT:

chimie minérale
hydrazoic acid (a)
acide azothydrique n m (a)
Liquide incolore, d'odeur désagréable et tenace. Extrêmement toxique et explosif. (a)
Note(s): Emplois: catalyseur dans la préparation de nitriles et d'amines; point de départ de la préparation du benzonitrile et du phényltétrazole. (a)
HN_3 (a)

nitride (abcde)
Nitrides are binary compounds of metals and nitrogen produced when metals are heated in presence of nitrogen has at high pressure, or in presence of ammonia at lower pressures, or in presence of solid nitrogenous material. (a)
nitrure n m (abcde)
[Office de la langue française, 1983]

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heavy metal azides OR heavy-metal azides

French should read:

azotures de métaux lourds

Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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