nitropropane

noun ni·tro·propane

Definition of nitropropane

:either of two liquid nitroparaffins C3H7NO2 made usually by hot vapor-phase nitration of propane and used chiefly as industrial solvents and in chemical synthesis:
a :the primary derivative CH3CH2CH2NO2 called also 1-nitropropane
b :the secondary derivative CH3CH(NO2)CH3 called also 2-nitropropane

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