Definition of nitromethane in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnītrōˈmeTHān/


An oily liquid used as a solvent and as a rocket fuel.
  • Chemical formula: CH3NO2.
Example sentences
  • Clearly, the binding to DNA effectively shields the chromophores from quenching by nitromethane, consistent with an intimate association of the compounds with the nucleic acid.
  • To be eligible for competition, fuel teams must use nitromethane from one of the accepted suppliers.
  • The fuel I used is 15% nitromethane which cost AUD $14.50 for a 1 litre bottle.

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Syllabification: ni·tro·meth·ane

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