nitroparaffin

nitroparaffin

[nahy-truh-par-uh-fin]
noun Chemistry.
any of a class of compounds derived from the methane series in which a hydrogen atom is replaced by a nitro group.

Origin:
1890–95; nitro- + paraffin

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nitroparaffin (ˌnaɪtrəʊˈpærəfɪn)
 
n
any of a class of colourless toxic compounds with the general formula CnH2n+1NO2

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