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ethoxyethane Syllabification: eth·ox·y·eth·ane
Pronunciation: /əˌTHäksēˈeTHān/

Definition of ethoxyethane in English:


Systematic chemical name for diethyl ether (see ether (sense 1)).
Example sentences
  • The vapour of ethoxyethane is very dense, and can creep along bench surfaces or along the floor.
  • The ethoxyethane was evaporated off and the residue was extracted three times with ethoxyethane.

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