nitrobenzene

noun
ni·​tro·​ben·​zene | \ ˌnī-trō-ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce nitrobenzene (audio) , -ben-ˈzēn \

Definition of nitrobenzene

: a poisonous yellow oily liquid C6H5NO2 with an almond odor that is used especially in chemical synthesis (as of aniline)

Examples of nitrobenzene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An equipment seal failure allowed the release of 26 pounds of sulfuric acid,1 pound of nitrobenzene and 22 pounds of benzene to be released in both vapor and liquid form. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, 3 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of nitrobenzene

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Nitrobenzene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrobenzene. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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nitrobenzene

noun
ni·​tro·​ben·​zene | \ ˌnī-trō-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ben-ˈ How to pronounce nitrobenzene (audio) \

Medical Definition of nitrobenzene

: a poisonous yellow insoluble oil C6H5NO2 with an almond odor that is used especially as a solvent, as a mild oxidizing agent, and in making aniline

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