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- noun organic chemistry The
brominatedderivative of ethaneCH3-CH2Br used, via Grignard reagentsin organic synthesis
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bromo- + ethane
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On heating bromoethane with a strong base dissolved in ethanol, hydrogen bromide is eliminated and ethene is formed:
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