lead tetraethyl


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lead tetraethyl

 (lĕd)
n.
Tetraethyl lead.

lead tetraethyl

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for tetraethyl lead

tet•ra•eth•yl•lead

or tet•ra•eth•yl lead

(ˈtɛ trəˌɛθ əlˈlɛd)

n.
a colorless, oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, (C2H5)4Pb, used as an antiknock agent in gasoline.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lead tetraethyl - a clear oily poisonous liquid added to gasoline to prevent knocking
antiknock - any of various compounds that are added to gasoline to reduce engine knocking
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Lead is one of the most important trace metals in Pakistani environment because of the extensive use of lead tetraethyl as gasoline additive, since early years of the 20th century until 2005, when this compound was prohibited and the unleaded petroleum introduced.
Lead is one of the most important heavy metals in Pakistani environment because of the extensive use of lead tetraethyl as gasoline additive, since early years of the 20th century until 2005 when this compound was prohibited and the unleaded petroleum introduced.
working in the laboratory of the General Motors Research Corporation in Dayton, Ohio, reported to his boss, Charles Kettering, that he'd discovered that tetraethyl lead-a little-known compound of metallic lead and one of the alkyl series, also referred to as lead tetraethyl or TEL-worked to reduce "knock" or "pinging" in internal-combustion engines.