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- another term for acetonitrile
- ‘Less obvious and more tentative identifications include methyl cyanide, sulfur dioxide, acetylene.’
- ‘In a small round-bottomed flask mix 3 cc. of water and 6 cc. of concentrated sulphuric acid; cool the mixture and add 5 grams of methyl cyanide.’
- ‘The motivation to observe methyl cyanide is due to the fact that it is an abundant symmetric top molecule which is a good temperature tracer.’
- ‘But once frigid clouds of dust and gas begin to condense, methyl cyanide begins to dominate hydrogen cyanide in the center of the cloud where sun-like stars and planets will form.’
- ‘This gives rise to compounds such as methyl cyanide.’
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