ethylene dichloride

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, heavy, oily, toxic liquid, C 2 H 4 Cl 2 , having a chloroformlike odor: used in the synthesis of vinyl chloride, and as a solvent for fats, waxes, resins, etc.
Also called dichloroethane, ethylene chloride.
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ethylene dichloride

a colourless, toxic, volatile liquid having an odour resembling that of chloroform. It is denser than water, and it is practically insoluble in water.

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Also in the noxious brew: ammonia, vinyl chloride, and ethylene dichloride.
Ethylene dichloride production rate is fairly constant throughout the year.
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