ethyl mercaptan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A colorless organic liquid, C2H5SH, that has a strong odor and is added to odorless fuel and fuel systems as a warning agent.
ethyl mercaptan - Science Definition
A colorless organic liquid that has a very strong odor. It is added to odorless fuel, such as natural gas, and fuel systems as a warning agent in the event of leakage or spills. Also called ethanethiol. Chemical formula: C2H6S.