Definition of ethyl
: an alkyl radical CH3CH2− derived from ethane
ethylicplay \e-ˈthi-lik\ adjective
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Acetone and ethyl acetone generally don’t cause such injuries.
A few steps later, excess photoresist is removed using various toxic compounds — sulfuric acid, hydrogen peroxide, methyl ethyl ketone — and rinsed away with water.
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Origin and Etymology of ethyl
German Ethyl (now Äthyl), from Äther ether + -yl
First Known Use: 1834See Words from the same year
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