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sodium ethylate

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, hygroscopic powder, C 2 H 5 ONa, that is decomposed by water into sodium hydroxide and alcohol: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Also called caustic alcohol, sodium ethoxide [e-thok-sahyd, -sid] /ɛˈθɒk saɪd, -sɪd/ (Show IPA).
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