ethyl nitrite


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ethyl nitrite

[¦eth·əl ′nī‚trīt]
(organic chemistry)
C2H5NO2 A colorless liquid, boiling at 16.4°C; used in medicine and in organic synthesis. Also known as sweet spirits of niter.
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The reaction of sodium nitrite and ethyl acetoacetate in acetic acid and also the reaction of ethyl nitrite and methyl ethyl ketone in hydrochloric acid are among these reactions.