Diazonium Salt

Diazonium Salt Definition:

An ionic compound that is formed upon treatment of a primary amine with NaNO2 and HCl.

Diazonium Salt Explained:

Any form of molecular structure that has this particular formation R-N+—N. R in this case represents an automated removal of hydrogen from the organic compound. This reaction usually occurs when nitrous acid initiates an animation process (diazotization). Daizonium salts are very unstable and can quickly collapse into Nitrogen and a carbonium ion.