chlo·​ro·​ace·​to·​phe·​none ˌklōr-ō-ˌas-ət-(ˌ)ō-fə-ˈnōn How to pronounce chloroacetophenone (audio) ˌklȯr- How to pronounce chloroacetophenone (audio)
variants or chloracetophenone
: a chlorine derivative of acetophenone
especially : the alpha derivative C8H7ClO used especially in solution as a tear gas
abbreviation CN

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“Chloroacetophenone.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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