follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

diazomethane

[dahy-az-oh-meth-eyn, -ey-zoh-] /daɪˌæz oʊˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌeɪ zoʊ-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a yellow, odorless, toxic, explosive gas, CH 2 N 2 , used chiefly as a methylating agent and in organic synthesis.
Origin of diazomethane
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for diazomethane
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for diazomethane

diazomethane

/daɪˌeɪzəʊˈmiːθeɪn/
noun
1.
a yellow odourless explosive gas, used as a methylating agent. Formula: CH2:N:N
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for diazomethane

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for diazomethane

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends