[ par-uh-dahy-klawr-uh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen, -klohr- ]
/ ˌpær ə daɪˌklɔr əˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin, -ˌkloʊr- /
a white, crystalline, volatile, water-insoluble solid, C6H4Cl2, of the benzene series, having a penetrating odor: used chiefly as a moth repellent.
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Origin of para-dichlorobenzene
Also called PDB, para.
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