ethyl chloride


ethyl chloride
noun
a colorless flammable gas used as a local surface anesthetic

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noun
: a colorless pungent flammable gaseous or volatile liquid compound C2H5Cl that is usually made from chlorine and ethane or from hydrogen chloride and ethylene or ethyl alcohol and that is used chiefly in synthesis (as of tetraethyl lead and ethyl cellulose) and as a local surface anesthetic — called also chloroethane

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Chem.
a flammable gas, C2H5Cl, used as a refrigerant, solvent, and anesthetic. Also called chloroethane.

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ethyl chloride,
a gas that liquefies under pressure, used as a local anesthetic, a refrigerant, and a solvent or agent in various chemical reactions. Formula: C2H5Cl

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