chlorobenzene etymology

English word chlorobenzene comes from English benzene, English chloro- ((chemistry) Containing chlorine.. Green in color.)

Detailed word origin of chlorobenzene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
benzene English (eng) (organic chemistry, in combination) Sometimes used in place of the phenyl group.. (organic compound) An aromatic hydrocarbon of formula C6H6 whose structure consists of a ring of alternate single and double bonds.
chloro- English (eng) (chemistry) Containing chlorine.. Green in color.
chlorobenzene English (eng) (organic compound) Any derivative of benzene in which one or more hydrogen atoms is replaced by chlorine; but especially the simplest such derivative C6H5Cl that is used in the manufacture of phenol, aniline and other compounds.

Words with the same origin as chlorobenzene

Descendants of benzene
benz- benzannulated benzannulation benzenic benzenoid benzenol
Descendants of chloro-
chloroacetic chloroadamantane chloroauric chlorobiphenyl chlorocarbon chloroethylene chloroguanide chloromethylphenylsilane chloroplast chloroprocaine chloropyridine chlororuthenate chlorosilyl chlorosulfite chlorosulfuric acid chlorotoluene chlorotoxin chlorotriazine chloroxylenol dichlorocarbene dimethylchlorosilane tetrachloromethane trichloroethane trichlorofluoromethane