chlorobromomethane

chlorobromomethane

[klawr-uh-broh-muh-meth-eyn, klohr-]
noun
a clear, colorless, volatile, nonflammable liquid, CH 2 ClBr, used chiefly as an extinguishing agent in fire extinguishers and as a solvent in organic synthesis.
Also called bromochloromethane.


Origin:
chloro-2 + bromo- + methane

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