Meaning of NAPHTHALENE in English



Simplest of the fused (condensed) ring hydrocarbon s, an aromatic compound composed of two benzene rings sharing two adjacent carbon atoms (C 10 H 8 ).

It is a white solid at room temperature, very volatile, with a characteristic odour. Naphthalene is an important raw material in the manufacture of dyes and synthetic resins and has been used as a moth repellent.

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