trichloroethane etymology

English word trichloroethane comes from English ethane, English trichloro

Detailed word origin of trichloroethane

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.
trichloro English (eng) (organic chemistry) (in combination) Three chlorine atoms in a molecule.
trichloroethane English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any of many derivatives of these compounds. (organic compound) Either of two isomeric halogenated hydrocarbons, CH3-CCl3 or CH2Cl-CHCl2, that are used in several industrial applications, especially as solvents.

Words with the same origin as trichloroethane

Descendants of ethane