diphosphine etymology

English word diphosphine comes from English di-, English phosphine

Detailed word origin of diphosphine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
di- English (eng) (uncommon) Alternative form of dis-. Two, twice, or double A form of dia- before a vowel.
phosphine English (eng) (dyeing) chrysaniline, often in the form of a salt. (inorganic compound, uncountable) a toxic gas; hydride of phosphorus, PH3. (organic chemistry, countable) any alkyl or aryl derivative of this compound, PR3 (where at least one R is not H).
diphosphine English (eng) (countable, organic compound) Any organic compound that has two phosphine groups.. (uncountable, inorganic compound) The liquid hydride of phosphorus P2H4 which is spontaneously inflammable in air.

Words with the same origin as diphosphine

Descendants of di-
benzodiazepine diallylic diaryl diasterane diazepam dicadmium dichromic acid didendron diepoxy diester diethyl difunctional digirth dilithium dimethyl dimorph diniobium diode dioxide dipetalous dipyridine discandium dizygous morphine diglucuronide radon difluoride
Descendants of phosphine
hydrophosphination phosphinic phosphinous phosphinyl