nitromethane

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nitro- +‎ methane.

Noun[edit]

nitromethane (countable and uncountable, plural nitromethanes)

  1. a colourless oily liquid used in organic synthesis, and as a fuel for rockets, racing cars and model aircraft
  2. (chemistry) the simplest nitroparaffin, CH3NO2