cyclooctatetraene

noun
cy·​clo·​octa·​tet·​ra·​ene
plural -s

Definition of cyclooctatetraene

: a liquid unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon C8H8 that resembles benzene in its cyclic completely conjugated structure but is much more reactive than benzene and is usually made by catalytic polymerization of acetylene under pressure

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History and Etymology for cyclooctatetraene

International Scientific Vocabulary cycl- + octa- + tetra- + -ene

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“Cyclooctatetraene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclooctatetraene. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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