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ethylbenzene

[eth-uh l-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen] /ˌɛθ əlˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless liquid, C 8 H 10 , used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of styrene and as a solvent and diluent for paints and varnishes.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; ethyl + benzene
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Examples for ethylbenzene
  • Inhaling ethylbenzene can cause dizziness and irritate the eyes and throat.
  • ethylbenzene is mainly used in the manufacture of styrene.
  • ethylbenzene is a flammable hydrocarbon found in crude oil.
  • The concentration of the ethylbenzene and individual isomers of xylene in the head space was determined by gas chromatography.

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