phosphorus trichloride


noun Chemistry.

a clear, colorless, fuming liquid, PCl3, used chiefly in organic synthesis as a chlorinating agent.

Nearby words

  1. phosphorous acid,
  2. phosphorus,
  3. phosphorus 32,
  4. phosphorus pentoxide,
  5. phosphorus sesquisulfide,
  6. phosphorus-32,
  7. phosphoryl group,
  8. phosphorylase,
  9. phosphorylase phosphatase,
  10. phosphorylase-rupturing enzyme

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