phosphorus tribromide

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phosphorus tribromide

[′fäs·fə·rəs trī′brō‚mīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
PBr3 A corrosive, fuming, colorless liquid with penetrating aroma; soluble in acetone, alcohol, carbon disulfide, and hydrogen sulfide; decomposes in water; used as an analytical reagent to test for sugar and oxygen.