ethyl cyanide

ethyl cyanide

[¦eth·əl ′sī·ə‚nīd]
(organic chemistry)
C2H5CN A colorless liquid that boils at 97.1°C; poisonous.
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Organic molecules such as methanol (CH3OH), ethyl cyanide (CH3CH2CN), and methyl formate (HCOOCH3) are abundant in hot cores.