hexachloroethane


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hexachloroethane

(hĕk′sə-klôr′ō-ĕth′ān′) also

hexachlorethane

(-klôr-ĕth′ān′)
n.
A colorless toxic crystalline compound, C2Cl6, that is used as a camphor substitute and in pyrotechnics, explosives, and veterinary medicine.
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The tablets usually are based on the decomposition of hexachloroethane ([C.sub.2][Cl.sub.6]).