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trinitrobenzene

[trahy-nahy-troh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. any of three yellow crystalline compounds having the formula C9H3N3O6, capable of more explosive power and requiring more impact than TNT.
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Origin of trinitrobenzene

Also called TNB
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British Dictionary definitions for trinitrobenzene

trinitrobenzene

noun
  1. any of three explosive crystalline isomeric compounds with the formula C 6 H 3 (NO 2) 3 . They are less sensitive to impact than TNT but more powerful in their explosive force
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