Nitro methane

nitromethane

[nahy-truh-meth-eyn]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble, poisonous liquid, CH 3 NO 2 , used chiefly as a solvent, rocket fuel, and gasoline additive and in organic synthesis.

Origin:
1870–75; nitro- + methane

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nitromethane (ˌnaɪtrəʊˈmiːθeɪn)
 
n
an oily colourless liquid obtained from methane and used as a solvent and rocket fuel and in the manufacture of synthetic resins. Formula: CH3NO2

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