methylene iodide

noun

Definition of methylene iodide

: a yellowish liquid compound CH2I2 remarkable for its high specific gravity (3.325 at 20° C) and high index of refraction that make it useful in separating minerals and determining specific gravities and indexes of refraction

called also diiodomethane

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“Methylene iodide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylene%20iodide. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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