Definition of "tetrachloride" [tetrachloride]

  • (noun) A chemical compound containing four chlorine atoms per molecule.

Use "tetrachloride" in a sentence

  • "Some may use solvents that the art conservation field has long since abandoned, such as benzene and carbon tetrachloride, which are proven carcinogens, or caustic soda otherwise known as lye."
  • "Some carbon tetrachloride wafts up from inside landfills, says Kenneth Mitchell, chief of the EPA's air toxics program in its Southeast regional office in Atlanta."
  • "Most of it, though, is probably left over from the past because carbon tetrachloride degrades so slowly, Mitchell says."

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