phosphorus trichloride


Definition of phosphorus trichloride

: a volatile fuming liquid compound PCl3 made usually by reaction of phosphorus with chlorine and used chiefly in chlorinating organic compounds and in making organic phosphorus compounds

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“Phosphorus trichloride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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