ethylene glycol

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ethylene glycol

A colorless sweet-tasting viscous diol, C2H6O2, used as an antifreeze in cooling and heating systems.

ethylene glycol

(Elements & Compounds) another name for ethanediol


(ˈglaɪ kɔl, -kɒl)

1. a colorless, sweet liquid, C2H6O2, used chiefly as an automobile antifreeze and as a solvent.
2. any of a group of alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups.
[1855–60; glyc (erin) + (alcoh) ol]
gly•col′ic (-ˈkɒl ɪk) adj.

ethylene gly·col

A poisonous, syrupy, colorless alcohol, C2H6O2. It is used as an antifreeze in heating and cooling systems that use water.
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Noun1.ethylene glycol - a sweet but poisonous syrupy liquid used as an antifreeze and solvent
antifreeze - a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point

ethylene glycol

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2) Cu(II) nitrate trihydrate was first dissolved in ethyleneglycol (50 mL) and then added to the solution of Mn(II)acetate tetrahydrate dissolved in absolute ethanol (60 mL).
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