Nitrobenzene meaning

nītrō-bĕnzēn, -bĕn-zēn
A colorless or yellowish poisonous oily liquid, C6 H5 NO2 , having the odor of almonds and used in the manufacture of aniline, insulating compounds, and polishes.
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A poisonous yellow liquid, C6H5NO2, prepared by treating benzene with nitric acid, used in making aniline, as a solvent, etc.
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(organic chemistry) A nitro derivative of benzene, C6H5NO2, prepared by reacting benzene with a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids; any of a series of such compounds having two or more nitro groups.
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