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trichloroethane (traɪˌklɔːrəʊˈiːθeɪn)
Also called: methyl chloroform a volatile nonflammable colourless liquid with low toxicity used for cleaning electrical apparatus and as a solvent; 1,2,3-trichloroethane. Formula: CH3CCl3

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trichloroethane   (trī-klôr'ō-ěth'ān')  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless, nonflammable compound having a sweet odor, existing in two isomers. It is used as a solvent for adhesives, pesticides, and lubricants, and in industrial cleaning solutions. Chemical formula: C2H3Cl3.
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either of two isomeric colourless, nonflammable liquids belonging to the family of halogenated hydrocarbons.

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