tetrachloromethane etymology

English word tetrachloromethane comes from English methane, English tetrachloro

Detailed word origin of tetrachloromethane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
methane English (eng) (organic chemistry, countable) Any of very many derivatives of methane.. (organic compound, uncountable) The simplest aliphatic hydrocarbon, CH4, being a constituent of natural gas.
tetrachloro English (eng) (chemistry, in combination) Four chlorine atoms in a compound.
tetrachloromethane English (eng) (organic compound) carbon tetrachloride.

Words with the same origin as tetrachloromethane

Descendants of methane
methalox methanation methanic methanol