trichloroethane

/ (traɪˌklɔːrəʊˈiːθeɪn) /

noun

a volatile nonflammable colourless liquid with low toxicity used for cleaning electrical apparatus and as a solvent; 1,2,3-trichloroethane. Formula: CH 3 CCl 3Also called: methyl chloroform

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Scientific definitions for trichloroethane

trichloroethane
[ trī-klôr′ō-ĕthān′ ]

A colorless, nonflammable compound having a sweet odor, existing in two isomers. It is used as a solvent for adhesives, pesticides, and lubricants, and in industrial cleaning solutions. Chemical formula: C2H3Cl3.
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