ethylene dibromide


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ethylene dibromide

[′eth·ə·lēn dī′brō‚mīd]
(organic chemistry)
BrCH2CH2Br A colorless, poisonous liquid, boiling at 131°C; insoluble in water; used in medicine, as a solvent in organic synthesis, and in antiknock gasoline. Also known as ethylene bromide.
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