Definition of ligroin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪɡrəʊɪn/


[mass noun] Chemistry
A volatile hydrocarbon mixture obtained from petroleum, used as a solvent.
Example sentences
  • The crude crystals are recrystallized from a mixture of toluene and ligroin by use of decolorizing charcoal.
  • Ligroin is a common solvent used in reactions which consist mostly of mixed hexanes.
  • Measure 3 ml of a 3% aqueous solution of bromine into each of three test tubes and add 1 ml portions of purified ligroin to two of the tubes and 1 ml of cyclohexene to the third.


Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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