ethyl acetate

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, C 4 H 8 O 2 , having a fragrant, fruitlike odor: used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfumes, flavorings, and confections, and as a solvent for paints, varnishes, and lacquers.
Also called acetic ether.


Origin:
1870–75

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ethyl acetate
 
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a colourless volatile flammable fragrant liquid ester, made from acetic acid and ethanol: used in perfumes and flavourings and as a solvent for plastics, etc. Formula: CH3COOC2H5

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ethyl acetate  
A colorless, volatile, flammable liquid used as a solvent and in perfumes, lacquers, pharmaceuticals, and rayon. Chemical formula: C4H8O2.
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The hydrogen is then used to convert ethyl acetate into ethanol.
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