trinitrobenzene

trinitrobenzene

[trahy-nahy-troh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen]
noun Chemistry.
any of three yellow crystalline compounds having the formula C 9 H 3 N 3 O 6 , capable of more explosive power and requiring more impact than TNT.
Also called TNB.


Origin:
trinitro- + benzene

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trinitrobenzene (traɪˌnaɪtrəʊˈbɛnziːn, -bɛnˈziːn)
 
n
any of three explosive crystalline isomeric compounds with the formula C6H3(NO2)3. They are less sensitive to impact than TNT but more powerful in their explosive force

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