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nitrobenzene

[ nahy-troh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen ]
/ ˌnaɪ troʊˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin /
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noun Chemistry.

a pale yellow, toxic, water-soluble liquid, C6H5NO2, produced by nitrating benzene with nitric acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of aniline.

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Also called ni·tro·ben·zol [nahy-troh-ben-zawl, -zol]. /ˌnaɪ troʊˈbɛn zɔl, -zɒl/.

Origin of nitrobenzene

First recorded in 1865–70; nitro- + benzene
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British Dictionary definitions for nitrobenzene

nitrobenzene
/ (ˌnaɪtrəʊˈbɛnziːn) /

noun

a yellow oily toxic water-insoluble liquid compound, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of aniline. Formula: C 6 H 5 NO 2
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