ethyl nitrate


noun Chemistry.

a colorless, sweet, water-insoluble, extremely explosive liquid, C2H5NO3, used chiefly in organic synthesis.

Nearby words

  1. ethyl ether,
  2. ethyl group,
  3. ethyl hexoate,
  4. ethyl malonate,
  5. ethyl mercaptan,
  6. ethyl nitrite,
  7. ethyl nitrite spirit,
  8. ethyl oxide,
  9. ethyl sulfide,
  10. ethyl urethane

Also called nitric ether.

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