ethyl ether


Examples of ethyl ether in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the benzene that hadn't already soaked into the ground burned up, along with cars containing ethyl ether and acrylonitrile, a volatile compound used to make plastics and acrylic fibers. Dennis Pillion,, 6 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ethyl ether was in 1852

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“Ethyl ether.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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