tetrabromoethane

noun

tet·​ra·​bro·​mo·​ethane
: either of two isomeric heavy liquid compounds C2H2Br4
especially : the heavy yellowish liquid symmetrical isomer CHBr2CHBr2 used chiefly in separating minerals and as a solvent

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary tetrabrom- + ethane

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“Tetrabromoethane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrabromoethane. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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