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benzene hexachloride

noun, Chemistry
1.
BHC.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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benzene hexachloride

noun
1.
another name for hexachlorocyclohexane
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benzene hexachloride in Science
benzene hexachloride
  (hěk'sə-klôr'īd')   
A musty-smelling crystalline substance that is used as an insecticide. It is prepared by adding chlorine to benzene. Also called hexachlorobenzene. Chemical formula: C6H6Cl6.
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Encyclopedia Article for benzene hexachloride

any of several stereoisomers of 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane formed by the light-induced addition of chlorine to benzene. One of these isomers is an insecticide called lindane, or Gammexane.

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