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    noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, heavy, oily, toxic liquid, C 2 H 4 Cl 2 , having a chloroformlike odor: used in the synthesis of vinyl chloride, and as a solvent for fats, waxes, resins, etc.

  • Ethylene-glycol

    noun, Chemistry. 1. (def 1). noun 1. another name for ethanediol ethylene glycol n. A colorless syrupy alcohol used as an antifreeze in cooling and heating systems. ethylene glycol (glī’kôl’) A poisonous, syrupy, colorless alcohol used as an antifreeze in heating and cooling systems that use water. Ethylene glycol is chemically like ethanol but has […]

  • Ethylene-group

    noun, Chemistry. 1. the bivalent group, −C 2 H 4 −, derived from ethylene or ethane. noun 1. (chem) the divalent group, -CH2CH2-, derived from ethylene

  • Ethylene-oxide

    noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, odorless, gaseous, toxic, ring compound, C 2 H 4 O, usually obtained by the oxidation of ethylene: used chiefly in the synthesis of ethylene glycol.

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