dinitrobenzene

dinitrobenzene

[dahy-nahy-truh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen]
noun Chemistry.
any of three isomeric benzene derivatives having the formula C 6 H 4 NO 2 , made by nitration of benzene or nitrobenzene, the most important of which is the meta form: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.

Origin:
1870–75; di-1 + nitrobenzene

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dinitrobenzene (daɪˌnaɪtrəʊˈbɛnziːn, -bɛnˈziːn)
 
n
a yellow crystalline compound existing in three isomeric forms, obtained by reaction of benzene with nitric and sulphuric acids. The meta- form is used in the manufacture of dyes and plastics. Formula: C6H4(N02)2

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dinitrobenzene   (dī-nī'trō-běn'zēn')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of three isomeric compounds made from a mixture of nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and heated benzene. Dinitrobenzenes are used in dyes, in synthesizing organic compounds, and in making celluloid. Chemical formula: C6H4N2O4.
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