isopropyl alcohol

isopropyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, flammable, water-soluble liquid, C 3 H 8 O, produced from propylene by the action of sulfuric acid and hydrolysis: used chiefly in the manufacture of antifreeze and rubbing alcohol and as a solvent.
Also called dimethylcarbinol, isopropanol, secondary propyl alcohol.


Origin:
1870–75

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isopropyl alcohol i·so·pro·pyl alcohol (ī'sə-prō'pəl)
n.
A clear, colorless, flammable, mobile liquid used in antifreeze compounds, in lotions and cosmetics, and as a solvent for gums, shellac, and essential oils.

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isopropyl alcohol   (ī'sə-prō'pəl)  Pronunciation Key 
A clear, colorless, flammable, mobile liquid that is one of the two isomers of propyl alcohol. It is used in antifreeze compounds, rubbing alcohol, lotions, and cosmetics, and also as a solvent for gums, shellac, and essential oils. Chemical formula: C3H8O.
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