Definition of ethylbenzene in English:

ethylbenzene

Line breaks: ethyl|ben¦zene
Pronunciation: /ˌiːθʌɪlˈbɛnziːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A colourless flammable liquid hydrocarbon, used in the manufacture of styrene.
    • Chemical formula: C6H5C2H5
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    • 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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