diiodoethane etymology

English word diiodoethane comes from English ethane, English diiodo

Detailed word origin of diiodoethane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ethane English (eng) (organic compound, countable) The same compound, subjected to modification by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms with other radicals.. (organic compound, uncountable) An aliphatic hydrocarbon, C2H6, gaseous at normal temperatures and pressures, being a constituent of natural gas.
diiodo English (eng) (organic chemistry, especially in combination) Two iodo groups in a molecule.
diiodoethane English (eng) (organic compound) Either of two diiodo derivatives of ethane, but especially 1,2-diiodoethane that is used in organic synthesis.

Words with the same origin as diiodoethane

Descendants of ethane