a colorless, nonflammable, vaporous, toxic liquid, CCl 4 , usually produced by the reaction of chlorine with carbon disulfide, methane, or other carbon-containing compounds: used mainly as a refrigerant, fire extinguisher, cleaning fluid, solvent, and insecticide.
a colourless volatile nonflammable sparingly soluble liquid made from chlorine and carbon disulphide; tetrachloromethane. It is used as a solvent, cleaning fluid, and insecticide. Formula: CCl4
carbon tetrachloride n.
A poisonous, nonflammable, colorless liquid used in fire extinguishers and as a dry-cleaning fluid. Also called tetrachloromethane.
A colorless, nonflammable, poisonous liquid having a strong odor. It is used to make refrigerants, aerosol propellants, and pharmaceuticals. It is also used in petroleum refining and as a solvent. Until the mid-1960s, it was used as a cleaning fluid and in fire extinguishers. Chemical formula: CCl4.
carbon paper (def 2). paper faced with a preparation of carbon or other material, used between two sheets of plain paper in order to reproduce on the lower sheet that which is written or typed on the upper. Also called carbon tissue. a paper for making photographs by the carbon process. noun a thin sheet […]
- Carbon trading
noun the trading by a country with a relatively low level of carbon dioxide emission of part of its emission entitlement to a country that has a higher level of emission Contemporary Examples China has been a leading source of dodgy carbon offsets used by the EU carbon trading scheme. What Are We Going to […]
- Carbon value
noun (chem) an empirical measurement of the tendency of a lubricant to form carbon when in use
- Carbon well
noun another name for carbon sink