tetraethyl lead meaning

Pronunciation:   "tetraethyl lead" in a sentence
Noun: tetraethyl lead  `tetru'ethul led
  1. A clear oily poisonous liquid added to petrol to prevent knocking
    - lead tetraethyl

Derived forms: tetraethyl leads

Type of: antiknock

Encyclopedia: Tetraethyl lead

A highly toxic compound used as a gasoline additive. It causes acute toxic psychosis or chronic poisoning if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. n : a heavy oily poisonous liquid Pb(C2H5)4 used as an antiknock agent in gasoline —called also lead tetraethyl


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