ethyl mercaptan


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ethyl mercaptan

[¦eth·əl mər′kap·tan]
(organic chemistry)
C2H5SH A colorless liquid, boiling at 36°C. Also known as ethyl sulfhydrate; thioethyl alcohol.
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