propionitrile

noun pro·pio·nitrile \ ¦prōpēō+ \

Definition of propionitrile

: a toxic volatile liquid nitrile C2H5CN that yields propionic acid and ammonia on hydrolysis and is used chiefly as a solvent called also ethyl cyanide

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Origin and Etymology of propionitrile

International Scientific Vocabulary propion- + nitrile


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