sodium ethylate

noun Chemistry.
  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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