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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
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Words nearby nitro compound
nitrobacteria, nitrobenzene, nitrocellulose, Nitro-chalk, nitrochloroform, nitro compound, nitrocotton, nitrofuran, nitrofurantoin, nitrogelatin, nitrogen
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How to use nitro compound in a sentence
This nitro compound crystallizes in flattened needles of a light yellow color.
Fluorescein is readily nitrated, yielding a di- or tetra-nitro compound according to conditions.
Hydrogen is evolved, and by its action the nitro-compound is converted into aniline.