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ethyl nitrate

noun, Chemistry
a colorless, sweet, water-insoluble, extremely explosive liquid, C 2 H 5 NO 3 , used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also called nitric ether. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Nitrous esters may be employed for the manufacture of hydrazoic acid, eg, ethyl nitrate in the presence of sodium hydroxide.
  • Primary processes in the photolysis of ethyl nitrate.

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