propionitrile

noun

pro·​pio·​nitrile
¦prōpēō+
: 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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary propion- + nitrile

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“Propionitrile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propionitrile. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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