tetrafluoroethylene

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tetrafluoro +‎ ethylene

Noun[edit]

tetrafluoroethylene (countable and uncountable, plural tetrafluoroethylenes)

  1. (organic chemistry) The gaseous unsaturated halogenated hydrocarbon, F2C=CF2, that is used as a monomer in the production of polytetrafluoroethylene