trihalomethane
noun Date: 1968 any of various derivatives CHX3 of methane (as chloroform) that have three halogen atoms per molecule and are formed especially during the chlorination of drinking water

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  • trihalomethane — [trī hal΄ə meth′ān΄] n. any of a family of organic chemical compounds, including chloroform, that form as when water supplies are chlorinated * * * tri·hal·o·meth·ane (trī hăl ə mĕthʹān ) n. A chemical compound containing three halogen atoms… …   Universalium

  • trihalomethane — [trī hal΄ə meth′ān΄] n. any of a family of organic chemical compounds, including chloroform, that form as when water supplies are chlorinated …   English World dictionary

  • Trihalomethane — Trihalomethanes (THMs) are chemical compounds in which three of the four hydrogen atoms of methane (CH4) are replaced by halogen atoms. Many trihalomethanes find uses in industry as solvents or refrigerants. THMs are also environmental pollutants …   Wikipedia

  • trihalomethane — noun Any of many halogenated derivatives of methane containing three (not always the same) halogen atoms; many are environmental pollutants …   Wiktionary

  • trihalomethane — tri·halo·meth·ane (.)trī .hā lə meth .ān, Brit usu mē .thān n any of various derivatives CHX3 of methane (as chloroform) that have three halogen atoms per molecule and are formed esp. during the chlorination of drinking water abbr. THM …   Medical dictionary

  • trihalomethane — tri·halo·meth·ane …   English syllables

  • trihalomethane — (ˌ)trīˌhaləˈmeˌthān, Brit usu ˈmē noun Etymology: tri + hal + methane : any of various derivatives CHX3 of methane (as chloroform) that have three halogen atoms per molecule and are formed especially during the chlorination of drinking water …   Useful english dictionary

  • THM — TriHaloMethane (Academic & Science » Chemistry) * The Horse Magazine (Community » Media) * Thermwood Corporation (Business » AMEX Symbols) * Tonnes Of Heavy Metal (Miscellaneous » Unit Measures) * Total Harmonic Management (Academic & Science »… …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • Chlorine dioxide — ClO2 redirects here. For the oxoanion with the formula ClO− 2, see chlorite. For the oxycation with the formula ClO2+, see Chloryl. Chlorine dioxide …   Wikipedia

  • Bromoform — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

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