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colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde used chiefly in manufacture of acetic acid and perfumes and drugs acetaldehyde , ethanal
yellow pungent volatile oil (trade name Agene) formerly used for bleaching and aging flour Agene , nitrogen trichloride
any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation alcohol
small Mediterranean plant containing a volatile oil once used to relieve toothache Anacyclus pyrethrum , pellitory , pellitory-of-Spain
nonmetallic largely pentavalent heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water atomic number 35 , Br , bromine
volatile fragrant oil obtained from fresh roses by steam distillation attar of roses , rose oil
colorless explosive liquid that is volatile and poisonous and foul-smelling azoimide , HN , hydrazoic acid , hydrogen azide
common birch of the eastern United States having spicy brown bark yielding a volatile oil and hard dark wood used for furniture Betula lenta , black birch , cherry birch , sweet birch
evergreen Asian tree with aromatic greenish-yellow flowers yielding a volatile oil; widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental Cananga odorata , ilang-ilang , ylang-ylang
colorless volatile flammable liquid with an almond odor that is made from chlorine and benzene; used as a solvent and in the production of phenol and DDT and other organic compounds chlorobenzene
volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic chloroform , trichloromethane
yellow volatile essential oil obtained from costusroot; used in perfumes costus oil
annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs costusroot , Saussurea costus , Saussurea lappa
colorless poisonous volatile liquid acid that hydrolyzes readily to ammonia and carbon dioxide cyanic acid
any of three isotopes of a colorless aromatic liquid hydrocarbon occuring in the volatile oil of cumin and thyme and used in the manufacture of synthetic resins cymene
heating a solid substance in a closed container and collecting the volatile products destructive distillation
colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic diethyl ether , divinyl ether , ether , ethoxyethane , ethyl ether , vinyl ether
fragrant colorless flammable volatile liquid ester made from ethanol and acetic acid; used in flavorings and perfumes and as a solvent for plastics ethyl acetate
volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines gas , gasolene , gasoline , petrol
colorless volatile highly flammable liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings heptane
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