tetrachloroethylene is used mainly as a solvent for dry cleaning and metal degreasing.
Ground water samples collected found tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene, solvents used in industrial processes.
tetrachloroethylene in Science
(tět'rə-klôr'ō-ěth'ə-lēn') A colorless, nonflammable organic liquid used in dry-cleaning solutions, as an industrial solvent, and as an agent for expelling or destroying parasitic intestinal worms. Also called perchloroethylene. Chemical formula:C2Cl4.