a yellow liquid, CH2I2, soluble in alcohol and ether: used for the separation of mixtures of minerals and in organic synthesis.
- Also called diiodomethane.
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How to use methylene iodide in a sentence
On reduction with hydriodic acid, it yields methylene iodide, CH2I2.
But methylene iodide further possesses the valuable property of mixing easily with benzene, which is a very light liquid.
methylene iodide, CH2I2, has a density of 3.33, and may be diluted with benzene.