nitroparaffin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1892 any of various nitro derivatives of alkanes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nitroparaffin — [nī΄trō par′ə fin, nī΄trəpar′ə fin] n. a nitrogen compound derived from an alkane and containing an NO2 group in place of one or more of the hydrogen atoms …   English World dictionary

  • nitroparaffin — nitroalkanas statusas T sritis chemija formulė Formulę žr. priede. priedas( ai) Grafinis formatas atitikmenys: angl. nitroalkane; nitroparaffin rus. нитроалкан …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • nitroparaffin — /nuy treuh par euh fin/, n. Chem. any of a class of compounds derived from the methane series in which a hydrogen atom is replaced by a nitro group. [1890 95; NITRO + PARAFFIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • nitroparaffin — noun a class of aliphatic organic compounds containing a nitro functional group …   Wiktionary

  • nitroparaffin — ni·tro·paraffin …   English syllables

  • nitroparaffin — ni•tro•par•af•fin [[t]ˌnaɪ trəˈpær ə fɪn[/t]] n. any of a class of compounds derived from the methane series in which a hydrogen atom is replaced by a nitro group • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • nitroparaffin — /naɪtroʊˈpærəfən/ (say nuytroh paruhfuhn) noun any nitroalkane formally derived by replacing a hydrogen atom by the nitro group …   Australian English dictionary

  • nitroparaffin — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at nitro + noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary nitr + paraffin : a nitro derivative (as nitromethane, nitropropane) of any member of the methane series, the mononitro derivatives of the lower members of the series being… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitromethane — noun Date: 1872 a liquid nitroparaffin CH3NO2 that is used as an industrial solvent, in chemical synthesis, and as a fuel for rockets and high performance engines …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nitrolic acid — [nī träl′ik] n. 〚 NITR + OL1 + IC〛 any of a series of acids with the general formula RC(∶NOH)NO2, formed by the action of nitrous acid on nitroparaffin * * * …   Universalium

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