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ethyl nitrite

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noun Chemistry.

a colorless or yellowish, very volatile, highly aromatic, flammable liquid, C2H2NO2, used chiefly in the preparation of organic substances.

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Also called nitrous ether.

Origin of ethyl nitrite

First recorded in 1865–70
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