ethyl iodide


Definition of ethyl iodide

: a colorless liquid compound C2H5I made by the interaction of ethyl alcohol, red phosphorus, and iodine and used chiefly in organic synthesis; iodo-ethane

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First Known Use of ethyl iodide

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Ethyl iodide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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