Definition of ethylbenzene in English:

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ethylbenzene

Pronunciation: /ˌeTHəlˈbenˌzēn/ Pronunciation: /ˌeTHəlbenˈzēn/

noun

Chemistry
A colorless, flammable liquid hydrocarbon, used in the manufacture of styrene.
  • Chemical formula: C6H5C2H5.
Example sentences
  • These conditions also minimized the production of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and methylstyrene but increased the oil yield, which exceeded 95% by weight.
  • For example, if equimolar amounts of benzene and ethylbenzene are treated with a small amount of nitric acid (a nitrating reagent) about 25 times more nitroethylbenzene is produced than nitrobenzene.
  • For example, benzene and ethyl bromide can be use to make ethylbenzene.

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Syllabification: eth·yl·ben·zene

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