Naphthalene meaning

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A white crystalline aromatic compound, C10 H8 , derived from coal tar or petroleum and used in manufacturing dyes, moth repellents, and explosives and as a solvent.
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A white, crystalline, aromatic hydrocarbon, C10H8, produced in the fractional distillation of coal tar: it is used in moth repellents and in the manufacture of certain dyes and other organic compounds.
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A white crystalline compound made from coal tar or petroleum and used to make dyes, mothballs, explosives, and solvents. Naphthalene consists of two benzene rings fused together. Chemical formula: C10H8.
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(organic chemistry) An aromatic bicyclic hydrocarbon, C10H8; an acene containing two fused benzene rings.
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Origin of naphthalene

  • naphth(a) al(cohol) –ene
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From naphtha + -ene.
    From Wiktionary