nitro compound

noun

any one of a class of usually organic compounds that contain the monovalent group -NO 2 (nitro group or radical), linked to a carbon atom. The commonest example is nitrobenzene, C 6 H 5 NO 2

Nearby words

  1. nitrile rubber,
  2. nitrilo-,
  3. nitrite,
  4. nitrituria,
  5. nitro,
  6. nitro dye,
  7. nitro group,
  8. nitro-,
  9. nitro-chalk,
  10. nitrobacteria

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