tri·​chlo·​ro·​eth·​ane -ˈeth-ˌān How to pronounce trichloroethane (audio)
: either of two nonflammable irritating liquid isomeric compounds C2H3Cl3:
or 1,1,1-trichloroethane : the isomer CH3CCl3 that is the parent compound of various insecticides (as DDT)

called also methyl chloroform

or 1,1,2-trichloroethane : the isomer CH2ClCHCl2 that is used chiefly as a solvent

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“Trichloroethane.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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