sodium ethylate

  1. a white, hygroscopic powder, C2H5ONa, that is decomposed by water into sodium hydroxide and alcohol: used chiefly in organic synthesis.

  • Also called caustic alcohol, so·dium eth·ox·ide [e-thok-sahyd, -sid]. /ɛˈθɒk saɪd, -sɪd/.

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