ethylene chloride


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ethylene chloride

[′eth·ə‚lēn ′klȯr‚īd]
(organic chemistry)
ClCH2CH2Cl A colorless, oily liquid, boiling at 83.7°C; used as a solvent and fumigant, for organic synthesis, and for ore flotation. Also known as Dutch liquid; ethylene dichloride.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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