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ethyl acetate

noun, Chemistry
1.
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
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • The hydrogen is then used to convert ethyl acetate into ethanol.
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ethyl acetate

noun
1.
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 in Science
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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